Singapore

Skyscrapers tower over Singapore's historic Chinatown.

How Do You Measure the Value of a Historic Site?

Debates over historic preservation often run into a problem: There’s plenty of data to support economic arguments, and much less to address questions of cultural value. A research team in Singapore wants to change that.

Singapore, City of Sensors

They’re on buses, atop buildings, in parks, and inside drains as part of the island’s vision to become the world’s first “Smart Nation.” But what do they mean for privacy?

Singapore buses

To Entice Riders, Singapore Buses Get a 'Signature Scent'

Will more people ride public transit if it smells nice?

Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones

Researchers in Singapore have crunched the numbers of crash rates by vehicle color.

An LGBT Rally Tests the Limits of Singapore's Free-Speech Park

In response, the government has made organizing protests that much harder.  

Designing a Garden for Singapore's Elderly

A new interactive green space aims to improve quality of life for the city’s older residents.

The Link Between Green Space and Well-Being Isn't As Simple As We Thought

What does it mean for public health officials?

Why Tap-and-Go Transit Fares Are Kind of a Big Deal

Lower costs, ridership barriers, and passenger congestion are among the possible benefits.

Singapore Is Already Planning for a Future of Driverless Taxis

Officials see the technology as a way to make the city-state “even more sustainable and liveable.”

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life

Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in "urban jungle."

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

Where Can Singaporeans Relax? At the Comedy Club

In a city-state that's wary of talk about race and religion, a burgeoning stand-up scene offers a welcome respite.

In Singapore, Senior Citizens Can Now Stop Traffic

As the county joins the ranks of "super-aged" nations, its new Green Man Plus program is using tech to give older pedestrians extra time to cross busy streets.

Singapore's Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success

Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.

Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour

A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.

How Singapore Got Hooked on the Internet of Public Shame

One of the city-state's biggest websites allows users to upload photos and videos of 'bad' behavior.

According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

This Bike Suit Makes You Look Like a Marvel Superhero

Or it will make you look like a glowing reject from the Tron universe, one or the other.