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cityElon Musk and Others Plan the Details for a City on Mars

Elon Musk wrote a 16-page article that described a plan to reduce the cost to bring one person to Mars down to $100,000. Elon Musk has a ballpark assumption that allocating one-ton of mass is enough for the passenger, supplies, …

amazonAmazon will split second HQ between Long Island City Queens and Crystal City Arlington

Amazon has picked New York’s Long Island City, in Queens and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods for split second headquarters. The cities will get a lot more jobs and tax revenue. Crystal City is an urban neighborhood in the southeastern …

citySingapore solved clean and safe public housing

Singapore got independence from Britain in 1959 and was poor. Now it is among the top richest countries on per capita GDP basis. They also had a lot of poor slums. In 1960 they set up a Housing Board which …

cityProposal to Reclaim Giant Artificial Island beside Hong Kong Airport to hold 1.1 million people

There is a proposal to reclaim an artificial island measuring almost half the size of Kowloon to house up to 1.1 million people. One-third of the land would be allocated for housing, 70% of the residential areas would be dedicated …

citySaudi Arabia trying to build a $2 trillion fund to support diversifying from oil

Saudi Arabia wants its Public Investment Fund (PIF) to control more than $2 trillion by 2030 so that it can be used to support transition from oil. Saudi Arabia wants to diversify its the economy away from oil, under a …

cityTwo murders and a fatal assault on BART over a span of five days

An Oakland woman was stabbed to death on a San Francisco Bay Area BART platform Sunday night. This was the second BART related homicide of the weekend and the third fatal assault over five-days. John Lee Cowell, 27, is the …

cityQuadrupling Wealth with a ten billion person Global City

There were time and motion studies in the early 20th century which found that if a city could have double the population then productivity would increase and per person income would increase by 7%. Currently the world is about 56% …

canadaDining around the city on an evening of the C2 Montreal conference

C2 Montréal is about experiencing the unexpected, taking a step back, recharging and leaving your comfort zone behind. This three-day event brings together visionaries and forward-thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity. It is …

cityEstonia first country with free public transportation

Trams, buses and trains for free for registered Estonia resident’s. Each city makes a profit of €1,000 from the citizen’s income tax every year. People need a €2 green card and carry their ID on public transport. Free public transport …

carsKorea partially opens city for testing self driving cars

South Korea will open a test bed road for self-driving cars to allow companies and researchers to check their cars in a real road environment, the transport ministry said Monday. The 320,000 square meter facility, called “K-City,” has been under …