With high scores in five broad categories, Melbourne, Australia received the highest spot in livability rankings from The Economist's research unit.
Sep 2, 2011 TheCityFix.com
Officials in Russia are hoping to create their own version of Silicon Valley by luring tech companies to the Skolkovo innovation hub.
Aug 24, 2011 Financial Times
Japanese officials recently approved plans to build a 320-mile magnetic levitation train system. The $114 billion project is expected to begin construction in 2014.
Aug 23, 2011 Ecomagination
Russian officials are pushing a plan to build a tunnel connecting Russian territory to the United States.
Aug 23, 2011 MSNBC
What crosswalk? Watch this man effortlessly synchronizes his steady gait with the oncoming cavalry of cars, buses, and motorcycles as he crosses a busy street in Vietnam. If there is fear, he sure does a great job not showing it.
Aug 19, 2011 YouTube
Paul Mason takes a tour of Manila's 10-year-old Estero de San Miguel slum to test the theory that slums have upsides and finds that understanding the question's realities is as important as trying to find the answer.
Aug 16, 2011 BBC
It is not uncommon for wealthy Chinese to spend seven figures - in cash - on real estate "as housing for children studying in New York."
Aug 15, 2011 The New York Times
Like the Hamptons for affluent New Yorkers, Singapore emerges as the go-to real estate hot spot - replacing Hong Kong - for wealthy Chinese. "It confers class status in China to say that you own a flat in Singapore," asserts Mohamed Ismail.
Aug 7, 2011 The Economist
South Korea is making perhaps the biggest moves towards creating a vast "smart" electricity grid with a test grid of homes equipped with new meters and applications that communicate with each other and the grid.
Aug 1, 2011 The New York Times
More and more theme parks are being planned across Asia, which is creating new opportunities for designers.
Jul 28, 2011 Architectural Record