Planners, policymakers and urban practitioners from across the world are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for World Urban Forum 9. Yingxin Zhou works as a mining engineer in a country with no mines. He’s from Singapore, a city-state of 5.6 million residents spread over just 277 square miles. “We don’t have gold, oil, or diamonds,” he said at this week’s World Urban Forum 9. “But we mine something equally precious: space.” The central government of Singapore, which sets ambitious goals for ...
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