Hong Kong

America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

When Tourism Success Goes Wrong

The island of Hong Kong is overrun with tourists. What, if anything, should a city do when it becomes too popular?

The Aftermath of Hong Kong's Deadly Ferry Crash

37 people were killed after two boats collided.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

What Makes a Public Space Good for Democracy?

The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus. 

A Solution to Hong Kong's Overcrowded Cemeteries: Floating Graves?

Worst. Cruise. Ever.

'One Mega-City, Many Systems': The Evolution of Hong Kong

Cities around the Pearl River Delta have connected to form one giant metaphor about modern China.

Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

See Frank Gehry's Newest Apartment Building

The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.

Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

This Week in Bans: Miniskirts Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

The Odd Link Between Commute Direction and Marital Satisfaction

Couples that travel the same way to work are happier together, a new study in the U.S. and China concludes.

Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

Can Hong Kong Solve its Garbage Crisis?

The cramped city-state is only years away from running out of landfill space.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.

The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.