Cities in Mind

Fabien Clavier
Cities, technology, innovation and the people behind them, all that through an Asian lens.
Created 11 Jan 2021
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  • 🌤 Episode 14 - Toward Blue Skies: Energy and Clean Air in Asia
    15 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    Credits: Geri Mis, Unsplash Hi everyone, In this week’s podcast episode, we’ll explore the intersection between energy production and air quality in Southeast Asia, a complex, yet fascinating, topic w...
  • 👾 When Cities Go Crypto - Issue #16
    08 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 8 0
    Credits: Executium, Unsplash Hello everyone! There’s currently a lot of hype around the concept of “crypto cities”, namely cities that leverage the power of crypto currencies to improve their function...
  • 🌱 Episode 13 - From Linear to Circular: Southeast Asia's New Economy
    24 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Credits: Erlend Ekseth, Unsplash Hi everyone, In this week’s podcast, we dig a little deeper into the circular economy and its potentials for the built environment, taking the case of Southeast Asian ...
  • ♻️ The Case for Circular Cities - Issue #15
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 5 2
    Credits: BsWei, Shutterstock. Not the new Meta logo. Hi everyone! This week’s missive is a short teaser for an upcoming podcast episode on circular cities and what it means to adopt circular economy p...
  • The Return of the Bicycle Kingdom(s) - Issue #14
    10 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 9 2
    Taipei’s popular bike-sharing system, YouBike Credits: Jaycee Mariano, Unsplash Hello everyone! In this week’s issue, we’ll follow-up on our latest article "Micromobility is urban mobility" - Issue #1...
  • "Micromobility is urban mobility" - Issue #13
    27 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 8 3
    E-scooters in Nuremberg, Germany, 2020, Credits: Markus Spiske, Unsplash Hello everyone! This week’s missive will be quite short, as I am currently juggling with many different projects. I’d like to s...
  • Episode 12 - Making Sense of China’s Urban Future 🇨🇳
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 6 3
    Shenzhen, China’s dynamic southern metropolis that President Xi Jinping calls on to become a world-class innovation powerhouse and model for economic reform. Credits: Robert Bye, Unsplash Hello everyo...
  • Asia's last living urban utopia - Issue #12
    13 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 7 3
    The Matrimandir at Auroville, an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of “integral yoga”. Credits: Vyas Abhishek, Shutterstock This week, I’ll share with you some facts about Asia’s mos...
  • Episode 11- Deep Cities: Is Underground Urbanism the Future ?
    06 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    Singapore’s underground top spot - Jurong Rock Caverns - located 150m below sea level, it is the first underground oil storage facility in Southeast Asia. After a 2-month trip back to Europe (followed...
  • Cities in Mind: 20 weeks later - Issue #11
    14 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 11 6
    Hello everyone, welcome to Issue #11 of the Cities in Mind newsletter. This week, no deep-dive into an urban-related topic but a reflection on my 20 weeks running the Cities in Mind newsletter and pod...
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