Opinion

The City As Culture

The City As Culture

By Tom Kvan — The Mark News— Urban sustainability is more than about consuming fewer resources. Today, resilience is borne of cultural vibrancy and development. When I arrive in a new city, I go out for a walk, both to see the city and combat jet lag. In some places, I walk […]

Cybersecurity: The New Normal

Cybersecurity: The New Normal

By Nazli Choucri – The Mark News — As vast as cyberspace is, so too are the threats, exploits and damages that seem to multiply by the day through this network of computer interconnections around the globe — elements that are shaping a new normal which is not yet fully […]

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

By Kris Hartley — The Mark News — Western know-how can help developing nations withstand and recover from earthquakes. But to be most effective, there has to be an understanding about the facts on the ground: Modern building standards can help, but indigenous knowledge of local geography, traditional building methods and […]

A PLACE CALLED HOME

A PLACE CALLED HOME

By Laura Olson — The Mark News — In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Bhola Slum is a consequence of the many factors that have prompted people to migrate from traditional rural livelihoods to urban centers in the precarious hope that they will find safe haven and a brighter future. Millions of […]