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Americas Briefing

— Global


New York's first bicycle sharing scheme is set to launch into action, a new escalator is improving the lives of Medellin's, Colombia, residents, and Peru invests in its solar energy sector.

Colombia, Peru, Toronto, Tower Renewal Project

California’s runaway train


Political, environmental and planning disputes have held up California’s long discussed high-speed rail project, which should finally break ground this year. But without a CEO, it’s also lacking leadership.

Fuelling change


It’s not easy living in an economic boomtown – just ask the residents of Midland and Odessa, two Texas cities where the quality of life is suffering owing to a massive influx of people.

They both straddle the Permian Basin, a hotspot for oil and gas exploration that produces 17 per cent of US…


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