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Airports in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu are judged likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic. Public health crises of the past decade — such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 37 countries and caused about Hawaii Airport, Kennedy Airport, Airport Design, New Model, This Is Us, Airports, World, Science, Business Innovation

When contagion strikes, it's Honolulu you should avoid

Nadja Popovich: MIT researchers have analysed which airport hubs would be key to spreading a virulent disease, with some surprising results

Hey, Los Angeles, Xerox thinks it can clear traffic on Things To Think About, Canning, Cities, Home Canning, City, Conservation

Hey, Los Angeles, Xerox thinks it can clear traffic on I-10

If you're reading this in Los Angeles right now, there's a decent chance you're doing so while stuck in traffic on a packed freeway. Well, help might be on the

He found out that part of a bike lane was blocked by road construction. So, with his iPhone, he uploaded this information, GPS-coded, to a web portal, which is now in beta and will be open to the public later this year. Road Construction, Portal, Cities, Public, Bike, Urban, Iphone, Bicycle, Bicycles

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He found out that part of a bike lane was blocked by road construction. So, with his iPhone, he uploaded this information, GPS-coded, to a web portal, which is now in beta and will be open to the public later this year.

Africa faces nightmare of urban sprawl Human Settlement, Habitats, Cities, Africa, Street View, Faces, Urban, Face, City

Africa faces nightmare of urban sprawl

Africa’s cities are growing very rapidly. By 2050, 1.2 billion people, or 60 percent of all Africans, will live in urban areas. For the UN’s human settlements programme – known as UN-Habitat – the c

The buying and selling of African city futures Future City, Cities, African, Urban, Pictures, Stuff To Buy, Photos, Photo Illustration, City

The buying and selling of African city futures

The Economist conference 'Future Cities: managing Africa's urban transformation' was held in Lagos last month. Certainly a rosy picture was painted for the benefit of foreign investors, but what on earth kind of future is being offered to the ordinary urban African?

Can the "Urban Advantage" Bring Better Global Health as City Populations Skyrocket? Seattle Skyline, Cities, Bring It On, Urban, Canning, Health, Travel, Viajes, Health Care

Can the "Urban Advantage" Bring Better Global Health as City Populations Skyrocket?

Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization (Hardback) - Routledge Urban Analysis, Data Collection, Arts And Entertainment, Economics, Nonfiction, Insight, Cities, Investing, Finance

Global Urban Analysis: A Survey of Cities in Globalization

Global Urban Analysis provides a unique insight into the contemporary world economy through a focus on cities. It is based upon a large-scale customised data collection on how leading businesses use cities across the world: as headquarter locations, for finance, for professional and creative services, for media. These data - involving up to 2000 firms and over 500 cities - provide evidence for both how the leading cities, sometimes called global cities, are coming to dominate the world…