The City as a Brand

The Brand Challenge (A chapter from the book) By JT Singh and Jeremy Hildreth How many cities can you name? How many cities mean something to you?What are your associations with the cities you that you know about, or know of? Are your associations mental or visceral? What sounds, flavours, and mind’s-eye images do they … Continue reading "The City as a Brand"

The Spirit of Hong Kong’s Diversity

Cities of Migration | July 31st, 2013 Toronto-born “urban-geographic explorer” JT Singh has a passion for discovering what makes global cities tick. For a special Cities of Migration assignment, he visited Hong Kong and now shares his views on “Asia’s World City.” The diversity, energy and hum of Hong Kong, day and night, are essential to … Continue reading "The Spirit of Hong Kong’s Diversity"

The Spirit of Singapore’s Diversity

Cities of Migration | May 29th, 2013 By JT Singh Toronto-born “urban-geographic explorer” JT Singh has a passion for discovering what makes global cities tick. For a special Cities of Migration assignment, he visited Singapore and now shares his views on this multi-ethnic city-state, its success as well as the tensions that changing migration patterns … Continue reading "The Spirit of Singapore’s Diversity"

China’s investment in infrastructure is exactly what made Alibaba’s IPO possible

Quartz | September 25, 2014 By JT Singh and Parag Khanna Alibaba’s recent IPO and early market capitalization of $230 billion brought repeated reminders that its value has catapulted ahead of that of Amazon. and eBay combined. What has allowed the Chinese e-commerce giant to grow so massively is the confluence of urbanization, infrastructure investment … Continue reading "China’s investment in infrastructure is exactly what made Alibaba’s IPO possible"

Chinese Cities Show Up on the Global Radar

China Daily | June 6, 2013 By JT Singh and Parag Khanna Although we might know better, it’s still common to think of China as a monolithic whole. But it is high time to unlearn this habit and correctly perceive China’s diversity. And the most effective “New China” model of all views the vast nation … Continue reading "Chinese Cities Show Up on the Global Radar"