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The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.

Proudly Small: The Frugal City

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Forget the smart cities full of technologies and monitoring: let's live in frugal cities.

Leapfrogging to Nutritious Food Systems

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

By 2030, more than 60 percent of the world's populations will live in cities. This creates an enormous food system challenge, particularly when you consider that most of the urban growth between now and 2030 will occur in Africa and Asia.

Why I Returned to the TEDx Stage to Talk About Climate Change

David Saddington | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.

The Greatest Migration: China's Urbanization

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

The larger story, which can really only be told through numbers, is about how "China's urban population has increased from 180 million people in 1978 to 690 [million] now" and since rural birth rates consistently outpace urban ones, it is specifically a tale of rural to urban migration.

China Becomes An Urban Nation At Breakneck Speed

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

Every few minutes another car brakes sharply as it reaches Tangbaguan on Guiyang's new ring road. Another driver does a double-take. The dual carriage...