There’s a whole world growing quickly, robustly, and expertly. It’s not here – it’s in China.
This is my second column on the two weeks that Vi and I just spent in Chengdu, China. It is meant not so much as a travelog as a snapshot of what is going on in an economic juggernaut. Judging by email from readers, many do not realize the scope and scale of China’s advance. Neither did I: Since I was last in the country twelve years ago, much has changed. Reading journals is one thing. Walking the streets is another. Having heard much about China’s high-speed rail, we bought tickets to Chongqing, a moun
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No doubt congestion pricing is coming to Toronto, since no new roads are being built.
Two possible options for road mobility pricing in Metro Vancouver have been outlined in the final report of TransLink’s Mobility Pricing Independent Commission (MPIC).The MPIC launched in July 2017 with a $2.31 million budget for its research and policy development work, which is guided by a paid 14-member commission supported by a team of researchers and coordinators, and its report presented to the Mayors’ Council this morning is the culmination of all of their work.
Nauru is a tiny island, population 12,000, a third of the size of Manhattan and far from anywhere: Yet at the center of several of the decade’s biggest global events. Contributing editor Jack Hitt tells the untold story of this dot in the middle of the Pacific and its involvement in the bankrupting of the Russian economy, global terrorism, North Korean defectors, the end of the world, and the late 1980s theatrical flop of a London musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci called Leonardo, A Portrait of Love. (30 minutes)
Communist capitalistships sure can make a city grow fast. Toronto, for all its self promotion, doesn’t hold much of a candle to this place.
200 km of subways in the next three years? Toronto can only dream.
I grew up in subsidized housing with my mom, and spent weekends with my wealthy grandparents at their Bridle Path mansion. If I wanted to be loved, I’d have to learn to live two lives
Lovely story. Sad that your paternal grandparents couldn’t fork over a few shekels for their bloodline, but hardly surprising either. Glad to see you overcame adversity to become a success.