Cities, where over 80% of global GDP is generated, play three roles in global development: They are the drivers of economic growth, anchors of development in a shifting global landscape, and matchmakers that connect people to jobs. By 2050, 66 out of 100 people in the world will live in cities. But cities are under […]

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Berlin is becoming a “Sponge City” designed to tackle two issues – heat and flooding – by imitating nature. Video by Gloria Kurnik

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The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken their commitment to sustainability to a new level. While the rest of the country has a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu surpasses its neighbors with a staggering 80 percent. After becoming aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with burning garbage, the town instated […]

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Consider the humble bicycle—a simple, yet elegant two-wheeled machine that has served us well for 200 years. Now in its latest iteration, it’s the world’s number-one-selling electric vehicle. Capitalizing on this trend, three Dubai-based entrepreneurs are adapting electric bicycles to the demands of desert riding with rugged, motorcycle-like bikes that run on both pedal and […]

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The Ford Ojo Electric scooter has many of the best features you’d find in others, but all in one place. It has up to 50 miles of range, a top speed of 20 miles per hour, and is a total joy to ride. It also has a built-in charger, which means you can plug it […]

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Like the rest of us, Dezso Molnar hates traffic. But lucky for you, he’s working on the solution. In this segment of “Hello World: Mojave,” Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance catches up with the eccentric polymath in the desert and they take to the sky.

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We’ve all dreamed of flying — but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He’s built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with […]

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With more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, “Cities: Skylines” encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink the cities of tomorrow. Designer Karoliina Korppoo

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With the help of AI and robotics, Spin Master — the children’s entertainment company behind top-selling toys like Meccano and Hatchimals and shows like “Paw Patrol” and “Little Charmers” — has brought the traditional baby doll to life in this season’s must-have toy, Luvabella.

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