Pablo Robles

Pablo Robles

Pablo Robles is a senior infographic designer with a background in architecture and photojournalism. He builds interactive graphics, visual storytelling and data visualisation for the Post.

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How Covid-19 could transform our cities of the future

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways to reshape the spaces we live and work in.
Through the eyes of a Hong Kong family living 10 years after the first coronavirus infection was detected in China’s central city of Wuhan, the Post imagines how architecture and urban planning may transform cities into better and safer places in a post-Covid world.

Covid-19 has driven dramatic shifts in nearly every aspect of our lives, and those changes could be permanent. Since the start of the global pandemic, architects and urban designers have been finding ways to reshape the spaces we live and work in.
Through the eyes of a Hong Kong family living 10 years after the first coronavirus infection was detected in China’s central city of Wuhan, the Post imagines how architecture and urban planning may transform cities into better and safer places in a post-Covid world.

13 Jan 2022 - 5:36PM
Covid-19: our explanatory graphics collection

Curated by SCMP's infographics team, the collection covers interactive charts and images of the coronavirus' cases, symptoms, preventive measures and economic stimulus packages.

Curated by SCMP's infographics team, the collection covers interactive charts and images of the coronavirus' cases, symptoms, preventive measures and economic stimulus packages.

4 Jun 2020 - 10:18AM
How the coronavirus transformed human activities globally

Tracking the world’s mobility during the pandemic lockdown

Tracking the world’s mobility during the pandemic lockdown

2 Jun 2020 - 8:45AM
Counting the coronavirus crisis

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

Many countries use their own criteria to count the number of Covid-19 cases, but more than 3 million people have been officially confirmed to have been infected, with more than 150,000 fatalities.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:17AM
Coronavirus: Decoding Covid-19

Scientists have identified more than 200 types of coronaviruses, seven of which are known to affect humans. Four of these coronaviruses are endemic respiratory viruses which cause 15-30 per cent of the common colds people experience each year. Covid-19 is caused by a deadly new type of coronavirus that has spread to the point of becoming a global pandemic, infecting 771,104 people and taking 36,944 lives as of March 31, 2020. Here are some more facts about the coronavirus officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first detected in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Scientists have identified more than 200 types of coronaviruses, seven of which are known to affect humans. Four of these coronaviruses are endemic respiratory viruses which cause 15-30 per cent of the common colds people experience each year. Covid-19 is caused by a deadly new type of coronavirus that has spread to the point of becoming a global pandemic, infecting 771,104 people and taking 36,944 lives as of March 31, 2020. Here are some more facts about the coronavirus officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first detected in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

1 Apr 2020 - 8:51AM
How Europe’s coronavirus lockdown nightmare compares to China

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

Europe failed to learn from China how rapidly coronavirus spreads and is now struggling to cope with surging Covid-19 infections

27 Mar 2020 - 6:57AM
Decoding Covid-19

After its discovery last December, in Wuhan, China, the virus started to spread around the world, causing panic. The Antarctic is, as yet, the only continent where there are no confirmed cases. 

After its discovery last December, in Wuhan, China, the virus started to spread around the world, causing panic. The Antarctic is, as yet, the only continent where there are no confirmed cases. 

16 Mar 2020 - 7:52PM
17 Feb 2020 - 6:03AM
Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained

Despite China’s best efforts the coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly around the world. Many cities in Hubei province remain in lockdown and an increasing number of international flights to China have been suspended.

Despite China’s best efforts the coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly around the world. Many cities in Hubei province remain in lockdown and an increasing number of international flights to China have been suspended.

19 Feb 2020 - 9:16AM
Australian fires: Understanding the intensity and global impact

The Australian bush fires have had a devastating impact globally: spreading plumes of carbon, destroying parks and forests, burning down homes and killing people and animals. 

The Australian bush fires have had a devastating impact globally: spreading plumes of carbon, destroying parks and forests, burning down homes and killing people and animals. 

17 Jan 2020 - 4:12PM
2019 Review: the year Hong Kong dominated the headlines

Brush up on a year of protests, US-China trade war, Brexit and more with SCMP’s award-winning infographics team.

Brush up on a year of protests, US-China trade war, Brexit and more with SCMP’s award-winning infographics team.

27 Dec 2019 - 2:57PM
Hong Kong protests: the full story, in graphics

The Hong Kong protests have roiled the city since June. Explore the history behind what happened this collection of timelines, graphics and visual stories

The Hong Kong protests have roiled the city since June. Explore the history behind what happened this collection of timelines, graphics and visual stories

20 Jan 2020 - 5:57PM
Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

The streets of Hong Kong have been racked by violence and destruction since the anti-government movement sprung into life in June.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:23PM
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20 Jan 2020 - 5:21PM
Did Bruce Lee create mixed martial arts in Hong Kong?

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

The Chinese-American film and television superstar Bruce Lee was a disciplined athlete with legendary martial arts skills. 

7 Oct 2019 - 11:43AM
100 days of protests rock Hong Kong

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 

Hongkongers have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the extradition bill in huge numbers. The protesters and the government are in no mood to compromise and police have found themselves thrust into the front line

 
20 Sep 2019 - 10:56AM
How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

Unprecedented scenes of violence broke out at the Hong Kong International Airport after thousands of anti-government protesters occupying the airport terminal building brought flights to a halt for two days straight. This is how the events unfolded

4 Sep 2019 - 4:43PM
Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM
Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war?

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

There are 17 rare earth elements listed in the periodic table which, contrary to their name, are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead. However, rare earths are always fused with other minerals which makes many countries reluctant to invest in rare earth mines because they are too expensive and polluting to extract and refine in commercially viable quantities

29 Jun 2019 - 8:19AM
1 Jun 2020 - 4:23PM
Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

The “Belt and Road Initiative” was announced by the Chinese government in 2013 as a global trade strategy based on the ancient Silk Road trading route.

10 May 2019 - 5:34PM
How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

It took less than a week for Boeing’s 737 MAX to be grounded following its second accident in five months. 

1 Apr 2019 - 6:03PM
11 Mar 2019 - 12:03PM
Permafrost, the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

Most of us hunch over our smartphone for at least two hours a day. This can effectively increase the weight of your head by up to 27kg, damage your posture, and if you text while walking, expose you to all kinds of accidents

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