Crypto millionaires building their own cities in Central America

Romer initially collaborated with the Honduran government, but they parted ways after disagreements over how to implement his idea. (Romer did not respond to a request for comment.) Breaking ground in 2020, Próspera plans to impose ultra-low taxes, provide outsourcing services typically managed by the public sector, set up an “arbitration center” instead of a […]

Cities ask Netflix, Hulu, streaming services to pay cable fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Should Netflix and other streaming services pay local governments the same fees as cable operators? That was the question before the Ohio Supreme Court at Wednesday’s hearing as the court debated whether streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are covered by a state law that requires them to pay to play. The […]

Turning Cities into Sponges to Save Lives and Property

Imagine a sponge. Swipe on a wet surface and it will absorb water; Squeeze and the water will drip. Now imagine a city made up of sponges or spongy surfaces that can absorb rainwater, overflowing rivers or ocean storms and release stored water during a drought. Engineers, architects, urban planners and officials around the world […]

Cities Looking for a Place for Solar Farms Find Places at Airports

“The government is promoting the development of renewable energy such as solar and wind through tax credits and accelerated depreciation,” said Miriam S. Wrobel, senior director of FTI Consulting in San Francisco. “Often, public entities such as airports cannot enjoy tax benefits, so third parties own the assets and sell the generated energy to the […]

Visions of the U.S. Computer Chip Explosion Are Mobilizing Cities

TAYLOR, Texas — The scarcity of computer chips has drained the global economy, penalizing industries as diverse as automakers and medical device manufacturers, and adding to fears about high inflation. But many states and cities in America are starting to see a silver lining: the possibility that efforts to sharply increase sawdust production in the […]

Visions of the U.S. Computer Chip Explosion Are Mobilizing Cities

TAYLOR, Texas — The scarcity of computer chips has drained the global economy, penalizing industries as diverse as automakers and medical device manufacturers, and adding to fears about high inflation. But many states and cities in America are starting to see a silver lining: the possibility that efforts to sharply increase sawdust production in the […]

Cities of the 21st century: the urban transformation of Asia Pacific

At the center of this transformation lies the rapid urbanization of the region. Between 1970 and 2017, Asia’s emerging economies outpaced the rest of the world in both population growth and growth rate. urban population is increasing 3.4% per year compared to 2.6% in the rest of the developing world and 1% in advanced economies. […]

Trams, Cable Cars, Electric Ferries: How Cities Are Rethinking Transport

The roar of engines has long been part of a city’s soundscape. For a century, for billions of urban people around the world, getting around meant getting on a diesel-powered bus, or a gasoline-powered auto-rickshaw, or a car among the wealthy. A silent transformation is taking place today. Berlin, Bogotá and several other cities are […]

The Best and Worst Cities to Live in Without a Car

in Florida, 600 tons of dead fish piled up on the beaches. in the western USA, droughts contributed Forest fires causing air quality warnings thousands of miles away. Usually wet and temperate Britain, the first heat warning has been issued. Record rainfall in China deadly flood. Each of these events took place within a few […]

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