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Urban Growth

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

Your Commute Is A Pain. These Cities Show That It Could Get A Whole Lot Worse.

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

If commuting time negatively affects life satisfaction, as some studies suggest, how do workers in Mexico City who face commutes of up to six hours fe...

City Growth Could Slow Climate Change, If Designed Correctly

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 14 (Reuters) - The world's urban areas are set to grow by almost twice the siz...

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

From Galaxy Street to Jerk Close: Addressing the Future of an Oil City

David Weiss | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

There are huge economic and business benefits to addresses, but the main initial purpose of the mapping and addressing is to ensure that the half-million residents of Sekondi-Takoradi can get appropriate and well-funded public services.

People-Powered Politics at the City Level: Searching for True Citizenship

Alessandra Orofino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Alessandra Orofino

Precisely because of the magnitude of the problems they face, cities are increasingly emerging as the most fertile grounds for creating change. They are the laboratories in which many of the world's most intractable challenges will be solved.

Urban Growth Boundary Concerns Local Farmer (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Bill Zimmerman, a small farmer in Vancouver, Washington talks about the approaching urban growth boundary (UGB) that may soon encompass his farm.

Building Communities, Building the Economy

Alfa Demmellash | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Alfa Demmellash

With unemployment high and growing fears of a double dip recession, the role of small businesses in job creation is more important than ever in this year's presidential race.

Using the Olympics to Stimulate Urban Growth

Mitchell L. Moss | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Mitchell L. Moss

How London grows will be the true legacy of the 2012 Olympics. As cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Chicago consider their own Olympic aspirations, the impact of London's city building strategy will be the best game to watch.

Magnificent Photos Of Dense Cities Around The World

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

From National Geographic: It's the tide of urbanization that has spread around the world. In the developed countries and Latin America it has nearl...

Amazing Photos From 'National Geographic' On Global Population

National Geographic | Robert Kunzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The January issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at global population growth around the world. (Scroll down for video.) With the sta...

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?

Paris Toujours: A Reply to Roger Cohen

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

It's true that Paris has changed. Evolved, I'd say. But it is trying, in some ways, to stop the alluring march of "progress."