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Past articles by Will:

Give Way to Droids, Bots, and Drones: The Driverless City Will Look Like This

An NYC exhibit imagines driverless buses and mobile medical units resembling Popemobiles. Will 'autonomous vehicles' really make our cities safer, cleaner, and less congested? → Read More

China Is Outsourcing Its Cities on Man-Made Islands in Malaysia

‘If you build it, they will come’ seems to be China's thinking as it constructs whole cities on artificial islands in Malaysia that resemble instant Chinatowns. → Read More

A Most Internationally Modernized City

In this excerpt from "High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia," Next City contributor Will Doig gets a look at hyper-development along the remote Laos-China border. → Read More

Who Will Pay for Asia’s Multi-Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Gap?

50 years on, the Asian Development Bank is aiming for inclusive growth. → Read More

Vancouver’s “Radical” Housing Plan Makes Waves

Here's what's raised so many eyebrows. → Read More

The Next Threat for Coastal Cities Is Flood Insurance Reform

As Congress considers changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, cities on the water say rising premiums present an existential threat. → Read More

Second-Term Mayor de Blasio Needs a Policy New Yorkers Will Hate, Then Love

There's still time for the mayor to make his mark. → Read More

How 5 U.S. Cities Voted on Infrastructure

From airports to bus rapid transit, residents cast their vote for the built environment. → Read More

N.J. Commission Shows How “Neighborly” Planning Works

"Flood water doesn’t know municipalities. It doesn’t know Democrat or Republican." → Read More

NYC’s Tale of Two Transit Terminals Evolves

A monument to train travel vs. efficient regional bus service? → Read More

MacArthur “Genius” Grant Gives Damon Rich a Chance to Champion the Planning Hearing

“It was a real revelation to me that these things weren’t tyrannical constraints.” → Read More

These 2,450 Acres Near L.A. Are California’s Next Big Development Fight

An emerald island in a sea of gray and brown sprawl is at the heart of a raging debate over the road to sustainability. → Read More

Why NIMBYs and Social Justice Advocates Worry About Closing Rikers Island

Both criticized NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to shutter the island jail. → Read More

New Yorkers Call for More Surveillance Cameras

The city's safety gains aren’t evenly distributed. → Read More

New Yorkers Clamor for Countdown Clocks at Bus Stops

An app isn't cutting it for many. → Read More

Meet the Underground Puppeteer of Yangon

Khin Maung Htwe is conducting a one-man crusade to revive a centuries-old form of theater that was once a keystone of the Burmese art scene. → Read More

High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital

Exorbitant rents, the rise of Brooklyn, lazy millennials. NYC is having its worst year in restaurant closures, and only one thing is certain: its epicurean reign is in trouble. → Read More

Should Girl Scouts Go Back to Basics?

At their annual convention, Girls Scouts USA is facing a split between traditional and modern—should its young members be campfire-building, or debating female body image? → Read More

Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours

Christian Rudder knows who’s been bad or good, and he really knows who’s lying about who they are and what they want. And he has the numbers to prove it. → Read More

Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining

Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats. So why not keep all passengers in the ‘upright position’ when they fly? → Read More