Archives for June 2017

Building resilience for all

In January 2017, torrential rain caused floods that forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes in Malaysia. There have been no credible estimates of the costs of this disaster, but the sum must run into several million USD of damage, let alone the disruption to livelihoods. According to the United Nations’ Global Assessment Report, […]

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Betting on globalization with Guangzhou aerotropolis

I recently spoke at an airport city conference in Guangzhou. I was there as part of a consulting assignment for the Guangzhou Aerotropolis Development District, reviewing the extensive urban development around the airport. Guangzhou is centred within the Pearl River Delta (PRD), the broad region of Southern China that also includes Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and […]

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