Developing world

Decentralized electricity; space-based Internet, modern infrastructure; how will existing solutions allow the developing world to leapfrog over the West? This page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the developing world.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpjgHLN4YQI
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Sky-high housing prices. Rising inequality. Segregation. Gentrification. The back-to-the-city movement that has revitalized urban areas and driven growth als...
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https://issuu.com/unhabitat/docs/soecit_eng_websmall
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UN-Habitat
The transitional European countries are now in different stages of their transition to prosperous, just and democratic societies. As we look at the challenges of the future, The State of European Cities in Transition 2013 offers insight and analysis ...
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https://nowtoronto.com/news/facadism-is-it-an-architectural-plague-or-preservation/
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Now Magazine
As a last-gasp practice aimed at saving whats left of our heritage buildings, Toronto has turned to building above, behind and inside them with results that are often bizarre and grotesque
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-five-years
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Stratfor
The wildly ambitious infrastructure project has hit a number of snags of its own making, but in some senses, it really is too big to fail.
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http://weburbanist.com/2017/05/02/future-proof-parking-garages-autonomous-vehicles-drive-reusable-designs/
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Web Urbanist
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9mp-2w9aFU
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The B1M
There is a growing trend for "groundscrapers" - effectively the opposite of skyscrapers - being designed and built in cities. We find out more about these gr...
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/china-is-using-ai-to-tackle-traffic-jams/
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WeForum
Artificial intelligence could unclog China's traffic jams- but legislation and human error still pose barriers to development.
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https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/iot-and-the-city-of-tomorrow
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Research Gate
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https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/06/09/1052860/#.tnw_TYp7OU8r
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The Next Web
Ikea is working with NASA to design furniture for people in densely populated cities
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http://seriouswonder.com/jibo-familys-first-robotic-companion/
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Serious Wonder
MIT's Cynthia Breazeal challenges our archaic perceptions of robotics and companionship with Jibo! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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TED
It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petra...
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https://hbr.org/2019/12/are-businesses-ready-for-deglobalization
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HBR Org
Four long-term risks to prepare for.
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http://seattletransitblog.com/2011/04/01/initiative-to-tie-property-taxes-density/
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Seattle Transit Blog
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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/aiop-llt122319.php
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EurekAlert
Scientists have developed space junk identification systems, but it has proven tricky to pinpoint the swift, small specks of space litter. A unique set of algorithms for laser ranging telescopes has significantly improving the success rate of space debris detection.
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/ai-based-traffic-management-gets-green-light/
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ZD Net
Technology convergence allows for safer automated traffic lights with less waiting.
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/17/chinese-city-plans-to-launch-artificial-moon-to-replace-streetlights
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The Guardian
‘Dusk-like glow’ of proposed satellite could light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, People’s Daily reports
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http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks/
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National Geographic
Reclaimed wastelands, centuries-old green spaces, and creative waterways offer quick escapes.
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https://techxplore.com/news/2019-08-carbon-emissions.html
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Tech Xplore
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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/new-ai-algorithm-beats-even-the-worlds-worst-traffic
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Motherboard
Only 10 percent of cars would have to be connected for it to work.
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http://uneven-growth.moma.org/
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/28/timberscrapers-dominate-urban-skylines/
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Engadget
They just don't make 'em like the Sakyamuni Pagoda anymore. Built from wood in 1056 in the Shanxi province of China, the building has remained standing to this day, despite seven earthquakes rattling the region within its first 50 years of existence. Since then, it's held up against a slew of seismic events, even when more-modern structures have failed. Now, thanks to recent advancements in timber