‘Unprecedented change’ as global population booms

RICS warns of ‘unprecedented change’ as global population booms By Oscar Rousseau on November 4, 2018 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is pushing for greater collaboration in the Middle East to help lower costs, deliver projects more quickly, and resolve protracted disputes. Global chief executive of RICS, Sean Tompkins, calls on governments in the Middle East […]

Today is World Cities Day 2018

Today is World Cities Day 2018 and it is hosted by the city of Liverpool, UK and the event is being jointly organised with UN-Habitat and the Shanghai People’s Government. The event is being attended by mayors, national and local government experts, representatives from global partnerships and coalitions and academics from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin […]

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch – here’s how to avoid inequality and segregation Nuno Pinto, University of Manchester and Aya Badawy, University of Manchester Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019. With […]

How to Recycle all that Urban Mess

At a time where most countries of the MENA region are facing increasing trouble in their tidying up their environment, here is the UK, once again spearheading yet an other revolution. That of how to recycle all that urban mess. Countries as far apart as those of the Gulf to those of the Maghreb not […]

Some call it Little Beirut or Little Cairo

The National on August 30, 2018 holds that “Despite recent criticism, the cosmopolitan area is loved by Londoners and tourists alike.”  It previously, back in 2011, explained how “Its every paving stone seemingly filled with shisha smokers, Edgware Road runs between Marble Arch and the Marylebone flyover in central London. Some call it Little Beirut […]

Urbanisation Trends and the ensuing Acceleration of . . .

There is no doubt that urbanisation trends and the ensuing acceleration of . . . lifestyle of many had a definite bearing on life on earth generally. The causes could perhaps be attributed to the recent additional availability of high earnings in the developing world’s peoples, and this had a direct impact if only by […]