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A new urbanism: building more liveable and resilient cities

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Safe Cities Index 2019: An award-winning programme on urban security

is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by NEC Corporation. The report is based on the third iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. The index was devised and constructed by Vaibhav Sahgal and Divya Sharma Nag. The report was written by Paul Kiestra and edited by Naka Kondo and Chris Clague.

Hub of Business Continuity: How Asia-Pacific cities are managing during global disruption

Into the New World: The Covid-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Innovation

The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant global disruption since World War II and the first truly global public health crisis in the modern era. Entire industries have ground to a halt; international travel has receded to its lowest level in 75 years; nearly all of the world’s leading economies are in recession; and at the time of publication, more than one million people have died from the virus and its complications. As the pandemic forces profound change in all aspects of society, technology is playing a starring role in enabling organisations to respond to disruption.

The Urban Transit Evolution

This new report, sponsored by Siemens UK, which reviews some of the urban mobility challenges facing well-established, congested cities. It provides a roadmap for city leaders to overcome these challenges, with a focus on factors to consider when making decisions around infrastructure projects and transport policies.

Key findings of the report include:

Nearshoring: A new era of connection for Latin America

<p><b>The decoupling process of the United States and China, which has prompted investors to diversify the geographic positioning of their investments, shows no signs of abating.&nbsp;</b>Decoupling, or systematically closing off economic engagement, is dismantling a long era of trade and economic integration between the two countries. As a result, U.S.-China bilateral trade in goods and services has decreased from 3.7% of U.S.

Call for Expression of Interest: Urban Performance Index

Dear municipal leaders,

Accurate and comprehensive measurement is the foundation for monitoring progress towards humanity's collective goals. With a projection that over 60% of the global population will reside in urban areas by 2030, it becomes crucial for cities to prioritise inclusivity, safety, resilience, and sustainability. Achieving these objectives requires reliable and comprehensive measurement of cities’ progress on critical metrics of sustainable urban development.

Infographic | Labour migration in Asia

Labour migration in Asia: What does the future hold?

Asia’s economic and demographic diversity catalyses dynamic and varied migration patterns, creating mutual benefits for sending and receiving countries. Countries with ageing populations can tap into labour surpluses elsewhere, while migrants and their families back home can lead more economically secure lives through transfers of remittances and skills. With 86 million, Asia hosts around one third of the global international migrant population.

Infrastructure reimagined

Economist Impact set out to imagine a world in which our infrastructure is built in sync with the natural elements of fire, water, wind and earth. Such a world would feature greater infrastructural resilience and more sustainable outcomes.

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