Mega Cities

Megacities are synonymous with economic growth but the real question is can they survive the digital age

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product.<p>Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay. The rise of big …

Cities

Stealth Metroidvania Quantum Replica Gets New Trailer

Stealth Metroidvania Quantum Replica Gets New Trailer & Screens<p>September 20, 2017 Written by Tyler Treese<p>ON3D Studios are bringing their cyberpunk …

Replicas

What We Sow is What We Eat

Photo by jamiehamelsmith | CC BY 2.0I am lying in a meadow high in the Rocky Mountains. The sun is warm and comforting. I watch the clouds, puffy …

Liberal View

China Is Building Megacities Bigger Than Entire Countries

Bigger still will be the enormous Jing-Jin-Ji. If all goes according to plan, this giant megacity will be home to no fewer than 130 million people. …

Culture

Trees provide ecosystem services worth $500 million to the world’s megacities

By naturally reducing pollution, processing stormwater and helping in energy saving, nature helps planning authorities avoid cut down certain …

Ecology

Hot and Hungry Cities: The Future of Urban Food Wars

This century will be defined by two trends: how we manage climate change and how we manage the rise of megacities. Over the next 20 years, the global …

Agriculture

Urban Trees Save Megacities $500 Million a Year

Trees in urban areas save megacities more than $500 million a year in public health costs, energy expenses, and environmental protection, according …

Yale

Megacities could save $505 million a year thanks to trees

Trees offer enormous monetary benefit to megacities, or those urban areas where over 10 million people reside. New research led by Theodore Endreny …

Lifestyle

How Much Are Trees Worth to Megacities?

Leafy infrastructure saves bustling metropolises about $505 million each year, according to new research.<p>In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises shouldn’t be the only things reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would …

Cities

Who is controlling Pakistan?

Since many years we have heard that Pakistan will change. Many witnessed as well and shared. But it is very interesting to see how the country has …

Nuclear

Trees Can Save A City $500 Million Every Year

It’s a thankless job, but green spaces save us millions by soaking up pollution and cooling us down.<p>Trees have a proven positive impact on cities: They lower wind speed and thus energy consumption. They reduce pollution and heat. They generally improve how neighborhoods are perceived. They make …

Sustainability

Urban trees save megacities millions through cleaner air, cooler buildings: study

Trees in cities reduce air pollution, absorb carbon and protect people during heat waves, saving megacities more than $500 million a year in health …

Cities

Trees provide $500 million in services per megacity every year

<b>From reducing air pollution and saving energy to mitigating climate change, researchers place a price tag on the work that urban trees perform.</b><p>Many …

Sustainability

Lagos: The megacity set to triple by 2050

Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050, reaching 2.5 billion people.<p>On a continent where nearly two-thirds of the population are already under 25, this vast new baby boom could do one of two things - either provide a huge workforce to transform African economies and lift millions out of …

Cities

Concept Art for Judge Dredd TV Series, Karl Urban in Talks to Reprise

Concept art for Judge Dredd TV Series, Karl Urban in talks to repriseEarlier this summer, it was revealed that a TV series based on the cult 2000 AD …

Pop Culture

Judge Dredd: Mega City One Concept Art - Plus Producer Comments On Karl Urban's Involvement

Several pieces of concept art have been released for the series <i>Judge Dredd: Mega City One</i>. Producer Jason Kingsley also issued a statement regarding …

Pop Culture

Sprawl Can Be Beautiful—if Cities Learn to Manage Growth

In northern Colombia, in the unsettled outskirts of the city of Valledupar, stand parallel rows of newly planted <i>cañaguate</i> trees, the kind you expect …

Cities

TV Offers A Second Chance For Failed Movie Franchises Like 'Dark Tower,' 'Dredd' Or 'Divergent'

Have you heard the news? Karl Urban may be involved in Netflix’s upcoming <i>Judge Dredd: Mega City One</i> television show! Lionsgate is still totally going ahead with their planned television show for Starz based on the <i>Divergent</i> franchise! Sony and MRC are absolutely planning to go forward with their …

TV

Karl Urban May Join Netflix’s MEGA CITY ONE

Since Netflix owns every property on the planet, it makes sense that it would develop a TV show based on Judge Dredd. Karl Urban, star of the 2012</i> …

Entertainment

Karl Urban hopes to play Judge Dredd again on TV

Pete Travis’ <i>Dredd</i>came out almost five years ago, and while Karl Urban didn’t exactly blow anyone away as the eponymous supercop (not counting the bad …

Judge Dredd

Where is China’s Silicon Valley?

When Ben Hu and his ex-Google partners wanted to build something to completely disrupt the traditional language teaching industry by artificial …

Silicon Valley

How A Dredd TV Series Could Connect To The Movie

The arrival of the 2012 <b>Dredd</b> feature film (also known as <i>Dredd 3D</i>) starring Karl Urban as the titular title character, Judge Dredd, put a bullet in …

Cities

Nigeria: Metropolitan Lagos - Mega City, Mega Garbage

Danfo Buses, Lagos.<p>In this instalment of the report that started on Friday and continued on Sunday, officials of the Lagos State government explained …

Cities

China says renting is as good as owning a home, but how many will buy that argument?

For city dwellers about to make the biggest purchase in their lives, the Chinese government has good news: renting is as good as owning.<p>Anxious to …

China

In China's megacities, an unparalleled chance to observe and appreciate diversity

<b>By Tyler Cowen</b><p>As a Chinese friend of mine was helping me buy a plane ticket from Kunming to Chongqing, I read aloud from my guidebook: “… the [city] …

Canadian News

15 Trends That Will Transform The Way We Live And Work

Great change is underfoot in the places that we live, and also in the spaces where we work. While demographic trends and a mounting thirst for self-actualization plays a big part in these shifts, technological advances are the one factor that is accelerating this change.<p>In their book <i>Spaces for</i> …

How to keep the planet’s megacities moving

There are approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth, yet few realise there were six billion fewer just over a century ago. Between 1900 and 2000 the …

Cities

Why China’s best and brightest are ditching the megacities for second-tier ones

Chen Daowang described his decision two years ago as a turning point of his life. Then 31 and the father of a newborn baby, he jumped ship from a …

China

A healthy slice of franchise success

<b>For the owner of three pizza franchises in Umlazi Mega City, Kwa-Mnyandu Mall and Philani Valley Mall, becoming a successful businessman was not an</b> …

News (South Africa)

From self-driving cars to Zoomtubes: an expert imagines the evolution of transport in Mega City One

<i>Each year, more than 100,000 people descend on San Diego for Comic-Con International. The largest annual comic and pop culture convention in the</i> …

Judge Dredd