Singapore

A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

Saying Goodbye to One of Singapore's Last Historic Cemeteries

Amid rare opposition, the land-scarce city-state prepares to build a highway through Bukit Brown.

Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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.

Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

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

Ad Campaign of the Day: Promoting Secret Sex in Singapore

A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

Why the World's Exploding Population Isn't as Bad as it Seems

Geographer Joel Kotkin says the bigger problem is low birth rates in developed countries

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?