Considering that Beijing's plans for addressing the record levels of air pollution, 45 times the recommended safety levels, were greeted with little enthusiasm, this blogger would like to offer another one: time to abandon Beijing.
Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"
If you want to make the most out of your trip -- whether it's for a quick weekend getaway or a full week of sightseeing -- follow these pointers for ways you can enjoy some of the most expensive cities in the world without breaking the bank.
Lots of cities spend millions wooing companies with tax breaks, and funding sports leagues with new constructions. CEOs for Cities, a network of mayors and city stakeholders, thinks cities ought to invest in people.
And, with the Humane Society giving up Animal Control to an outside, for-profit mercenary team, the relationship between the citizens of Boulder and the Animal Control we pay for will likely get worse.
What roles can corporations play in transforming urban landscapes? This year a Japanese company constructed a bold new building in Tokyo's central business district that brings nature into the work environment and out to the street.