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Rising Temperatures Are Making Life in Tropical Cities Precarious for the Poor

Chandran Nair | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG ― The numbers are in: NASA announced Monday that August 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded since global records began in 1880. Sever...

New York, Boston And D.C. Could Eventually Be One Gigantic City

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

The world’s population is moving into urban centers at a dizzying pace. An estimated 66 percent of people will live in cities by 2050. And as the n...

There Could Be 11 Billion People on Earth in 2100. That Doesn't Have to Scare You.

Martin Rees | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Martin Rees

The world has entered a new geological era, the Anthropocene, and over the last few generations humanity has witnessed revolutionary changes in our biosphere. But what about the next few generations? What will happen for human life on Earth?

Where Are the Most Promising Megacities of Tomorrow?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.

Low Carbon Cities in China, Serious Challenges and Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Despite the worst fears of impending environmental tragedy that arise from a reading of air quality data or the trajectory of coal use, China is walking a path that many cities and nations have walked before.

3 Reasons Why Open Data and Mobile Platforms Are Vital for Our Future

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

The demand for access to digital isn't just about making things more convenient. A study shows that access to technology and information changes behaviors in ways that help our environment and quality of life.

Who's Your Megacity? The 21st Century Metropolis

Robert Moran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

Aside from global aging, one of the greatest global trends in 21st century life is urbanization. America industrialized and urbanized in the late 19th century and early 20th and then pioneered suburbanization. But, globally the story is very different. The world is urbanizing rapidly.

The Growing Importance of Megacities

Geoffrey West | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Geoffrey West

Despite history, geography and culture, there are extraordinary systematic regularities and constraints that transcend the individuality of cities.

The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council Summit: A Health Outlook

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Dr. Derek Yach

World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue...

A Model For Megacities

Christian Science Monitor | David Agren | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexico City was once known for its smoggy landscape with industrial eyesores such as the 18 de Marzo Refinery spewing ozone-forming emissions such as ...

Seizing the Opportunities of Global Urbanization: The New Frontier in America's International Economic Policy

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Robert Hormats

Booming urbanization abroad provides enormous opportunities for American business. Our embassies and consulates, and officials in Washington, are proactively facilitating the commercial outreach efforts of U.S. companies to rapidly growing cities, states and provinces.

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...

Securing Our Real Future by Investing in Evolving Cities

iq2 If Conference | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
iq2 If Conference

This is the century of the city. For the first time in human history we are witnessing the advent of megacities - seemingly endless urban expanses that house more than ten million densely packed inhabitants.

Psyche and the City: A Soul's Guide to the Modern Metropolis

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Singer, M.D.

How can one afford not to worry about the intersection of soul and city in the face of the staggering numbers related to the problems flooding our cities?

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

Megacities Of The World: A Glimpse Of How We'll Live Tomorrow

CS Monitor | Harry Bruinius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's estimated 10 billion inhabitants - or more than the number of people living today - will be part of massive ...