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Urbanization

The Key to Humanity's Future? Asian Cities

John Rossant | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
John Rossant

The rise of cities in Asia will go on to define the world as we know it. Therefore, it is essential for city leaders in these areas of rapid urban growth to take active measures to curb and solve problems, because if these problems are not addressed now, they will only worsen in the future.

How Is Urbanization in Africa Affecting Real Estate?

Kian Moini | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Kian Moini

According to the United Nations, by 2030, Africa and Asia will have higher numbers of urban dwellers than any other major area of the world.

How Localizing Is the Key To Our Urban Future

Michael Sorkin | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Michael Sorkin

NEW YORK -- Ironically, in this era of exponential growth, we are witnessing the disappearance of cities. Our urbanism is becoming increasingly generic -- a Starbucks on every corner and an iPhone in every palm. We can do better.

The Things That Aren't On the Syllabus

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Educators today are preparing our students for jobs and careers that do not yet exist, using technologies and solutions that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that society does not yet recognize as problems.

Entrepreneurialism and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Entrepreneurs play an important role in national economic health and economic competitiveness. What is less recognized, and becoming increasingly important, is the role entrepreneurs also play in national security.

Smart Growth Takes Root in the Middle East

Anna Clark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Anna Clark

Dubai's smart growth investments are expected to produce substantial economic returns. Dubai recently won the bid to host World Expo 2020, which is estimated to contribute $40 billion to the UAE economy and catalyze more investment in Dubai.

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

18 Outstanding Young Photographers From The Arab World

HuffPost Tunisia | Aymen Gharbie | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

“Close to here: Young Photographers from North Africa and the Middle East” is an exhibition comprised of 18 young photographers from 10 Arab count...

Mass Urbanization Could Save the Environment If We Do it Right

Ruth DeFries | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Ruth DeFries

The opportunities are immense for our urban existence to benefit the planet. Re-wilded places can filter water, store carbon, provide homes for other species and carry out the multitude of other benefits that nature provides. They can provide solace from urban life and places to recreate.

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.

Urbanization and the Good News About World Poverty

Wendell Cox | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Wendell Cox

Over the past two centuries, standards of living have risen strongly and poverty has been reduced, especially in the more developed world. Cities are much of the difference, as they have attracted rural residents to the jobs made possible by technological advancements.

Kathleen Miles

These Photos Capture A Dwindling Chinese Village With Only One Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

DA PING, China -- Tucked away high in the mountains of northwestern China is Da Ping, a village of about 20 residents, many of them elderly. There use...

Matt Sheehan

Guerrilla Theater: China's Migrant Workers Get Political Onstage

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- For a nominally socialist country, China has many of the trappings of a capitalist paradise. With independent unions banned and the hundred...

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.

Syria: Refugee Communities and Redrawing the Map of the Middle East

David Weiss | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
David Weiss

We must not overlook the longer-term needs that will grow out of a refugee crisis of this scale caused by a conflict with no resolution on the horizon.

The Story Behind the Numbers on World Population Day

Purnima Mane | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

While these numbers are still high and have major global impact, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

It's 5 Minutes to Everything! Why I Love the Country Life

Candace Davis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Candace Davis

I recently moved from one country town to another and I'm happy as a pig in a peach orchard. But when people discover that I actually chose to move here they can't seem to fathom why. Have we lost that sense of pride in being closer to the land, or do we no longer realize how good we've got it?

Why Cities Are Smarter

Lance Hosey | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Urbanization is happening rapidly. Globally today, for the first time ever, more people live in cities than anywhere else.

Innovation Earth: A Rooftop Farm, Coming Soon to Your Supermarket

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

We Americans, living in the land of fast-food drive-throughs and cardboard tomatoes for some time now, are starting to gain an appreciation for high-q...

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.

Lynne Peeples

Dengue Fever: Another Formidable World Cup Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The United States and 31 other counties on Friday learn their opponents for the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next June and July...

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

Growing Pains in Emerging States: What to Make of Mass Demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil?

Steven Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

While unrest continues in Turkey, new demonstrations exceeding one million are sweeping Brazil. This moment compels us to reassess existing assumptions about the relative strength and ascendance of emerging nations, most of which face fundamental demographic, socio-historical, political and economic challenges.

Abandoning the Rust Belt, Vacating the American Dream (PHOTOS)

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit
Richey Piiparinen

Of course it shouldn't be this way. There shouldn't be so much decay. This is America: the land of milk and money. But it is this way, and without national leadership, the housing crisis in the industrial heartland is unlikely to stop.

The Need for 100 New Buffetts, Rockefellers, and Gates'

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Erik Rasmussen

This meeting could signal a new beginning. Currently, the future of the world is stuck in no man's land -- who has the responsibility to find the necessary solutions to the world's growing challenges?