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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 ...