Giving free booze to homeless alcoholics sounds crazy. But it may be the key to helping them live a stable life.
Created in 1959 to lure foreign investors with tax breaks, the Shannon Free Zone proved revolutionary across the world.
Adriano Olivetti turned a small, Italian typewriter company into a global phenomenon—but his true obsession was transforming its headquarters, Ivrea, into a model industrial metropolis.
Fanta Kanté cannot remember exactly how many girls she has cut in her lifetime, but she wants to stop.
France is starting a controversial program to combat Islamic radicalization in jails—where many of the country's most notorious terrorists learned extremism. Will it work?
The Argentinian capital’s many cooperatives showed that Occupy movements were not simply a response to economic crisis—they could be sustainable business models, too.
Iranians ponder the possible implications of the US presidential election on the future of the nuclear agreement.
The 2006 Winter Olympics was a symbol of Turin’s regeneration. Now migrants and refugees occupy the deserted athletes’ village, turning it into a ‘symbol of their protests.’
The rapid growth of Vietnam’s super-rich means multi-billion dollar developments are rising across this ancient city, separating the wealthy with walls from the rest of society.
One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Can it possibly work?
Still half-built a decade after construction started, is Lavasa—India’s controversial $30 billion mega-project—the brave new world for smart cities, or an expensive flop?
NGO EarthRights files complaint against IFC on behalf of local communities affected by project which received a $450m loan from the World Bank's private sector arm; the IFC claims immunity.