Developing world

Decentralized electricity; space-based Internet, modern infrastructure; how will existing solutions allow the developing world to leapfrog over the West? This page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the developing world.

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http://www.designcurial.com/news/seeing-into-the-future-of-skyscraper-design-4741201/
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Designcurial
As we reach the final stage to our future cities tri-series, we consider part three: vertical cities.Read parts one and two.Much like the growing number of skyscrapers in the world today, this...
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/parking-has-eaten-american-cities
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Pocket
A study documents the huge amount of space taken up by parking, and the astronomical costs it represents, in five U.S. cities.
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https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/chinas-new-investment-bank-premature-prophecy
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Stratfor
China's new institution is significant, but it does not signal the end of the United States' position in the global economic system.
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https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/10/06/unfavorable-views-of-china-reach-historic-highs-in-many-countries
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Pew Research Center
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
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http://www.utne.com/politics/megacities-ze0z1209zwar.aspx#axzz3EOOpUzYU
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UTNE
Learn about the historical problems of megacities and how their presence today could negatively affect the future of our world.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RftqoygXXHk
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Vox
It’s mostly about economic development. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Starting in the late 20th century, modern streetcar proposals started ...
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http://www.curbed.com/2016/2/25/11114222/how-driverless-cars-can-reshape-our-cities
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Curbed
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2151297-a-smart-city-in-china-tracks-every-citizen-and-yours-could-too/
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New Scientist
Hangzhou’s smart city project optimises the city by tracking each citizen – and it’s been so successful that the concept is set to be exported around the world
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https://futurism.com/un-report-robots-will-replace-two-thirds-of-all-workers-in-the-developing-world
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Futurism
Not only will 75% of jobs go to automation, the developing world may also see swaths of companies leaving their shores and returning to developed nations, as labor will be less of a factor for industry.
Plans, such as a universal basic income, need to be initiated before this process proliferates and these regions are plunged into even more dire circumstances.
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http://seattletransitblog.com/2011/04/01/initiative-to-tie-property-taxes-density/
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Seattle Transit Blog
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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/new-york-city-shows-future-american-retail/577114/
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The Atlantic
Manhattan’s shuttered storefronts tell a larger American story: Only Amazon-proof businesses can now survive in brick and mortar.
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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/aiop-llt122319.php
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EurekAlert
Scientists have developed space junk identification systems, but it has proven tricky to pinpoint the swift, small specks of space litter. A unique set of algorithms for laser ranging telescopes has significantly improving the success rate of space debris detection.
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https://www.ted.com/talks/soyapi_mumba_medical_tech_designed_to_meet_africa_s_needs?language=en
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TED
In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch -- from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/a-new-map-for-america.html?_r=1
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New York Times
The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/magazine/is-china-the-worlds-new-colonial-power.html
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New York Times
The rising superpower has built up enormous holdings in poor, resource-rich African countries — but its business partners there aren’t always thrilled.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/28/the-future-of-innovation-belongs-to-the-mega-city/
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Washington post
New York and Los Angeles are poised to become the nation’s innovation leaders.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYe1KG61o6Y
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PolyMatter
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https://climateatlas.ca/building-climate-resilient-city
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The Climate Atlas
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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/google-sidewalk-labs/575551/
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The Atlantic
In Toronto, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, hopes to create the sensor-filled metropolis of tomorrow.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/02/17/515850029/episode-755-the-phone-at-the-end-of-the-world
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NPR
A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, 'if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.' This is what happened.
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https://www.wired.com/story/self-parking-cars/
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Wired
Companies are already testing systems like collaborative parking, remote-control summoning, and special picker-upper robots.