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Global Urbanization

Contextualizing Approaches to Urbanization

David Adjaye | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
David Adjaye

The city is a perpetually incomplete project; it is constantly being remade and reshaped by the changing state of our world, whether by the interventions of its governing bodies or the powerful actions of its residents. Architecture can and must speak to this adaptability, as both a technology and reflection of social change.

Mass Urbanization Could Lead to Unprecedented Human Creativity -– But Only if We Do it Right

Luis Bettencourt | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Luis Bettencourt

Successful global urbanization could lead to a profoundly-changed world in just a few decades, where age-old human problems of extreme poverty, famine, disease and conflict would be greatly alleviated -- if not eradicated.

Sustainable City Building

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

The challenge of global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions, now let's bundle them and install them.

Another Urban Myth

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Whether it is the result of floods, drought, war or the search for a job, children and families are leaving their rural homes in droves to seek a better life in the city, making the pace of urbanization in Africa the fastest in the world.

Urbanization Interrupted: Economic Stress and Investing in the Well-being of the Global Megacity

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Joseph F. Coughlin

There is little question that with enough imagination, technology, money, and political will, cities can continue to be vibrant places to live as their populations grow. But what happens when the principal driver of urbanization (economic opportunity and growth) stalls?