Cambodia: in Sihanoukville, the “forbidden cities” of Chinese organized crime

Cambodia in Sihanoukville the forbidden cities of Chinese organized crime

By Brice Pedroletti Posted today at 4:29 p.m., updated at 4:58 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationA major beneficiary of the new Silk Roads, Cambodia also inherits their deleterious effects, as in Sihanoukville which attracts major projects but also illegal casinos that look like forced labor camps. Cambodians call it “Chinatown”: eleven bars of eleven … Read more

Big cities: “Let’s fight against the transformation of our habitats into a vast speculative vein”

Big cities Lets fight against the transformation of our habitats

Tribune. Housing has been much more and much less than it should be or what small investors want it to be for a long time. Neither human right nor “safe investment”, it has become an essential ingredient in the financialization of the economic system; an evolution with consequences that are as considerable as they are … Read more

Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage

Journal Reference: Andra J. Garner, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton. Evolving Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the North Atlantic in a Warming Climate. Earth’s Future, 2021; DOI: 10.1029/2021EF002326 In the new study, climate scientist Andra Garner at Rowan University analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future, Garner and … Read more

In cities, “global warming and its catastrophic consequences call for an urbanistic big bang”

In cities global warming and its catastrophic consequences call for

Tribune. The COP26 has just ended with results, again, disappointing: if the “not to exceed 1.5 ° C” is reaffirmed, the UN announced, at the same time, a catastrophic warming of 2.7 ° C for the end of the century; no financial compensation commitment for poor countries; thematic agreements in principle on deforestation, methane, the … Read more

Major cities could be close to self-sustaining through fully integrated solar

Journal Reference: Maria Panagiotidou, Miguel C. Brito, Kais Hamza, Jacek J. Jasieniak, Jin Zhou. Prospects of photovoltaic rooftops, walls and windows at a city to building scale. Solar Energy, 2021; 230: 675 DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.10.060 Published in the journal Solar Energy, the research, led by members of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science based … Read more

Highways shape the sociology of cities

Journal Reference: Stephan Fretz, Raphaël Parchet, Frédéric Robert-Nicoud. Highways, Market Access, and Spatial Sorting. The Economic Journal, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/ej/ueab070 Every year, about CHF 2.5 billion is spent on maintaining and improving the Swiss national road network alone. These transport infrastructures can influence regional disparities, having an economic impact on the most isolated regions. But … Read more

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