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    • Cities: the cause of, and solution to, our climate change problems 

      Short, John Rennie (City Monitor, 2015-07-27)
      The recent visit of 65 mayors to the Vatican to discuss climate change, among other things, reflects the central role of cities in debates that for too long only took place at the global and national level. By necessity ...
    • How cities are adapting to climate change 

      Short, John Rennie (World Economic Forum, 2015-07-31)
      The visit this week of 65 mayors to the Vatican to discuss climate change, among other things, reflects the central role of cities in debates that for too long only took place at the global and national level. By necessity ...
    • The other immigrants: How the super-rich skirt quotas and closed borders 

      Short, John Rennie (Latina Lista, 2015-09-09)
      The mass media are filled with images of desperate refugees struggling to escape civil unrest. But it is not only the poor and the displaced who are on the move. The rich, especially from countries such as Russia and China, ...
    • The other immigrants: How the super-rich skirt quotas and closed borders 

      Short, John Rennie
      The mass media are filled with images of desperate refugees struggling to escape civil unrest. But it is not only the poor and the displaced who are on the move. The rich, especially from countries such as Russia and China, ...
    • The other immigrants: how the super-rich skirt quotas and closed borders 

      Short, John Rennie (scroll.in, 2015-09-10)
      Immigration policies for people fleeing poverty or civil unrest dominate the news, but there's been a huge rise in wealthy migrants to the West. Are these 'cash for citizenship' programmes worth it?
    • There are dramatic differences between how most countries handle rich and poor immigrants 

      Short, John Rennie (Insider, 2015-09-10)
      Immigration policies for people fleeing poverty or civil unrest dominate the news, but there's been a huge rise in wealthy migrants to the West. Are these 'cash for citizenship' programmes worth it?
    • The West Is On Fire – And The US Taxpayer Is Subsidizing It 

      Short, John Rennie
      The western US is burning. This year’s damaging experience is just the latest in a recent series of devastating wildfire seasons, a trend that will only likely increase over the coming years.
    • “The city is being turned inside out”: so what is driving the global city centre renaissance? 

      Short, John Rennie (City Monitor, 2015-12-01)
      The city is back. Across the globe there is an urban resurgence. In fact, it is of such major and global significance that I have described it as a Third Revolution, after the invention of cities around 5,000 years ago and ...
    • Want the Economy to Grow? It’s Time to Look at Cities and Efficiency 

      Short, John Rennie (Government Technology, 2016-02-26)
      The economy is a hot topic in the presidential debates and is among the top public concerns. But the “economy” is a loose and hazy notion and, for politicians, a convenient place to make promises.
    • Want the Economy to Grow? Look at Cities and Efficiency 

      Short, John Rennie (U.S. News & World Report, 2016-02-26)
      The economy is a hot topic in the presidential debates and is among the top public concerns. But the "economy" is a loose and hazy notion and, for politicians, a convenient place to make promises.
    • Want the economy to grow? We need to make cities more efficient 

      Short, John Rennie (City Monitor, 2016-02-29)
      The economy is a hot topic in the current US presidential debates, and ranks among the top public concerns. But the “economy” is a loose and hazy notion and, for politicians, a convenient place to make promises.
    • Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation? 

      Short, John Rennie (UPI, 2016-04-01)
      Officials in Washington, D.C., said this week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient.
    • The Historical Foundation of America's Transit Disinvestment 

      Short, John Rennie (Planetizen, 2016-04-07)
      A system that opened to such fanfare in 1976 is now crumbling. It is a depressingly familiar story that is not limited to urban public transport. The U.S. has a major and growing infrastructure gap – though chasm is a more ...
    • WHY IS THE US UNWILLING TO PAY FOR GOOD PUBLIC TRANSIT? 

      Short, John Rennie (occupy.com, 2016-05-17)
      Officials in Washington, D.C. said last month they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient.
    • Dead end 

      Short, John Rennie; Vasil, Adria; Gardhouse, Erin (Corporate Knights, 2016-04-11)
      Officials in Washington, D.C. said last week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient.
    • Why Is the U.S. Unwilling to Pay for Good Public Transportation? 

      Short, John Rennie (The Taunton Press, 2016-06-23)
      Officials in Washington, D.C., say they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient.
    • This is why public transportation in the US is crumbling 

      Short, John Rennie
      Officials in Washington, D.C., said last week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient. The disclosure follows a shutdown ...
    • Why America’s Public Transportation Is Crumbling 

      Short, John Rennie (The Slate Group, 2016-04-04)
      Officials in Washington, D.C., said last week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient. The disclosure follows a shutdown ...
    • WHY IS US UNWILLING TO PAY FOR GOOD PUBLIC TRANSIT? 

      Short, John Rennie (PopularResistance, 2016-04-10)
      Officials in Washington, D.C. said this week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient.
    • Troubled waters: Conflict in South China Sea explained 

      Short, John Rennie
      A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines with global implications.