Mark Thomas discovers that 'reality' in North Korea means theme park-style monuments, hopelessly pot-holed roads, and much bowing to Eternal Leaders.
Sensors that turn the city into a ‘body’ which can detect its own workings. 'Digital twins' that are new improved versions of the original town: the sprint for the urban environment of the future is on.
It may lack the sex appeal of a brand new city-centre build, but Mt Smart is Auckland's rock star venue in waiting, writes Mark Thomas.
Homelessness, high house prices and poor air quality. Many cities are struggling – but what to do about it? Mark Thomas reports from the World Urban Forum.
It's estimated about 2 billion people are 'unbanked' and not using traditional banking services, but Mark Thomas finds startups are creating a new financial services industry, often outside the watchful eye of banking regulators.