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China’s sponge cities are turning concrete green to combat flooding

Author | Esther Fuldauer China has given rise to some of the fastest-growing megacities of the world. An unprecedented urban expansion and growth in wealth since the 1980s. In the urban development process, entire natural water systems have been disregarded and filled with concrete.  The drainage system was never part of ...

Social score system: A tool to oppress or reward citizens?

Author |David Bravo Some of the goals of smart cities include coordinated emergency management, traffic optimisation or creating infrastructures based on citizens’ needs. In short, for public entities to enhance social harmony through technology. An example of these policies is the social credit score system being implemented by the Chinese government. The ...