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Jenny McArthur

Jenny McArthur

Postdoctoral Research Associate, City Leadership Laboratory: Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, UCL

Postdoctoral researcher - urban infrastructure governance, policy and planning

Coronavirus showed the way cities fund public transport is broken – here's how it needs to change

Sep 09, 2020 07:12 am UTC| Economy

COVID-19 has triggered a crisis for public transport, as lockdowns caused its use to plummet by 70-90% worldwide. Even as lockdowns ease, buses and trains are can only carry 15% of the usual number of people due to social...

Three times citizens mobilised to put affordable housing on the political agenda

Jun 19, 2019 02:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

From Amsterdam to Manila, Ljubljana to Wellington, the rapid growth of property prices in cities is shutting many people out of home ownership and driving up inequality. There are plenty of ways for governments to deliver...

Here's what to look out for when politicians promise to spend big on infrastructure

Jun 06, 2017 15:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In moments of fierce political competition, theres one topic where most candidates find common ground and thats infrastructure spending. Pledges to spend more on transport, energy, water, waste and telecommunications...

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Economy

Japan, China may restart mutual business travel in Oct.

Japan and China may restart its two-way business travel for both short- and long-term businesspeople as they seek to revive their economies. Around 9.59 million Chinese visited Japan in 2019, including about 370,000...

Australian weekly consumer sentiment rises for seventh consecutive week

Australian weekly confidence rose for the seventh consecutive week. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian consumer sentiment index rose 0.4 percent. A solid rise of 5.8 percent in Time to buy a household item underpinned the...

New Chinese law restricts sensitive exports, prescribes retaliation against threats

China has passed a new law restricting sensitive exports and taking reciprocal measures toward countries or regions that abuse export controls and threaten its national security and interests. Export controls under the...

Egypt exceeds IMF's growth expectation amid pandemic

Egypt exceeded the International Monetary Funds (IMF) expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the latter to raise its estimate of the countrys economic growth rate from 2 percent during the last fiscal year to...

Biden's poll lead boosts shares of gun manufacturers

Shares of gun makers have been surging as Democratic candidate Joe Biden who vowed to increase gun regulation widened his lead in the polls against President Donald Trump since their debate. Smith Wessons stock is up...

Politics

World War 3 warning: China may take control of islands occupied by Taiwan following aircraft incident

China has long-asserted that Taiwan is part of the nation and has constantly pushed for reunification with the island, along with Hong Kong. However, fears of a possible all-out conflict or World War 3 have been renewed as...

Joe Biden transition team considering adding Republicans in Cabinet positions

Former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is known for pushing for bipartisanship or at least an ability to work across the aisle. As the elections draw near, the Biden transition team is...

Barack Obama revelation: Prince George once broke royal tradition by meeting ex-POTUS

During the last months of Barack Obamas term as president in 2016, the Obamas met with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of their state visit. It was during their visit that they also allowed Prince George to break...

Melania Trump blasted: John Oliver slams FLOTUS for being "totally complicit"

First lady Melania Trump remains largely silent on the attacks her husband Donald Trump has made on his critics as well as his controversial policies. Recently, talk show host John Oliver slammed the first lady for being...

Science

Alien discovery: NASA archive data suggests life on Venus was first found in 1978

In recent months, there has been a renewed interest in Venus, especially when it comes to finding aliens on the planet. However, a new revelation suggests that the recent discovery was not at all new, but rather already...

NASA revelation: Mysterious set of footprints found on lunar surface outside of Apollo missions

NASA is currently preparing to return to the Moon through its upcoming Artemis space program. With five Apollo missions having preceded this one, scientists had also discovered a mysterious set of footprints that did not...

Asteroid discovery: space rock on extremely close approach photographed by scientist

Yesterday, October 19, an asteroid made a safe fly-by when it approached Earth. An astronomer was able to capture the rock as it traveled through space and towards our planet. The asteroid that NASA has referred to as...

NASA news: Expert warns of China's increasing dominance in future space exploration

In recent years, more countries are beginning to branch out into potential space exploration, among them being China. As NASA gears up for its upcoming space missions, a scientist has warned that Chinas own space agency is...

Technology

Apple silicon Macs reportedly slated to be announced in November

Apples biggest events of 2020 have already taken place, where new iPad, Watch, and iPhones have been announced. However, the tech giant is expected to have one more product unveiling before the year ends focused on the...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro sports 50MP camera, 65-watt fast charging as specs leak before Oct. 22 reveal

Shortly before the official unveiling of the Huawei Mate 40 series, a reliable source has already reported the supposed full specs sheet for the Pro model. Aside from a processor that could surpass the capacity of Qualcomm...

Xbox Game Pass hints at ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ arriving on the streaming service

Previous online teasers made for Xbox Game Pass promotions have been fun, albeit easy, puzzles to crack. Video game fans may have just been given one more thing to decode, which suggests the addition of Rainbow Six Siege...

iPad Air 4 release date listed as Oct. 23 by several retailers

More evidence has surfaced online suggesting that the iPad Air 4 pre-order will open on the same day as the iPhone 12 on Friday, Oct. 16. Reports have it that third-party retailers have also listed the tablet with a...
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