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Ghosts Ruling Over State Owned Educational Institutes of Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

What role can the government play to improve the literacy rate of the rural areas? The answer lies in sending out teams who can spread awareness and highlight the importance of education to those living in the villages.

The Algorithmic City

Rand Hindi | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Rand Hindi

Unfortunately, we cannot just take down cities and rebuild them, add more capacity in public transports, or create more physical space. The only thing we can do is become better at how we manage them. And the way we do it is simply by predicting what will happen.

A City's True Innovation: When Discovery Meets Intention

Wanona Satcher | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Wanona Satcher

Cities, the engines of creativity and the drivers of diversity are extremely multi-dimensional. Our politics strive to reflect the ever-changing patterns of urban form, socio-economic shifts, trends, and technology. Or do they?

Sharing Insights Into Smarter Cities

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Stanley S. Litow

The conversation about the future of cities must be global, and sharing best practices and understanding how to act on them is essential to accelerating the changes that can improve the quality of life for all urban citizens.

HIV Rates In US: Some Places Have Higher Infection Rates Than Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected peop...

Tracy Morgan, Glenn Beck, and Marauding Motorcycle Gangs

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Last night's episode of 30 Rock featured Tracy Morgan's character obliviously fanning the flames of a financial meltdown in Asia as a guest on Larry K...

Obama: Help Wanted for Stimulus in Urban Areas

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

Though Obama's plan feels right on the surface, for me it raises two questions: "Which Main Streets?" and "Who gets those jobs?"