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Hallam Goad explains how online connectivity is making Cambodia's growing cities the focus of the next election.

Just as mass production moved into rural areas after its invention in cities, so too may high tech services move into the countryside as broadband spreads out into sparsely populated areas.

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Kumbh Mela: the world's largest pop-up city

As the Kumbh Mela festival closes in Allahabad, Kristen Teutonico wonders why the lessons of this pop-up city aren't being applied to India's permanent mega-cities.

'Smart cities' slowly getting smarter

The 'smart city' concept has existed for several years, but only now, with some trial and error, are we seeing the real fruits of these efforts coming to light.

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