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Knight Frank Global Cities Skyscrapers 2015

Knight Frank Global Cities Skyscrapers 2015 Report

The world's cities are in the midst of a skyscraper building boom and a recently-released report by Knight Frank addresses the question, why do we need these giant buildings? The analysis shows that skyscrapers are the optimum means of addressing major economic and geographic challenges facing cities today.

International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas

International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas

Providing good public transport services for rural areas has become a challenge for public authorities in many countries. To ensure continued access to public transport for citizens in rural areas, the definition of "public transport" should be reconsidered by public authorities, according to a new report by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

The Safe Cities Index 2015

The Safe Cities Index 2015 – Assessing urban security in the digital age

The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report that measures the relative level of safety of a diverse mix of the world's leading cities using four main categories of safety: digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety. Every city in the Index is scored across these four categories.

ITF Transport Outlook 2015

ITF Transport Outlook 2015

The ITF Transport Outlook examines the development of global transport volumes and related CO2 emissions and health impacts through to 2050. It examines factors that can affect supply and demand for transport services and focuses on scenarios illustrating potential upper and lower pathways, discussing their relevance to policy making.

11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

The 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 378 metropolitan markets – including 86 major metropolitan markets with a population of more than 1 million – in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States).

According to the survey, which assesses housing affordability by dividing median house prices by gross annual median household income (known as the 'Median Multiple'), the most affordable major metropolitan markets in 2014 were in the United States, which had a moderately unaffordable rating of 3.6.

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