2018/08/28: if the majority of [the poorest!] people already lives in cities, but the United Nations, World Bank, European Union and the likes are still told that most poor people still live in rural settings, a lot of development money will be spent in the wrong place, period.
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Luis Bettencourt of the Santa Fe Institute and his team have proposed a different way of looking at how exceptional cities are. Th
NO FACE looks alike, but human bodies and their genetic make-up are almost identical. Cities too have distinctive charms-but are surprisingly alike behind their fa195167ades. Regardless of size, their populations grow at the same average rate everywhere in the world. A city twice as large as its neighbour is likely to be 15% richer.
In a fascinating new book, Rethinking a Lot, M.I.T landscape architecture and planning professor Eran Ben-Joseph tells us there are now 600 million cars worldwide, and more than 500 million surface parking lots in the U.S. alone. In some cities, parking lots take up one-third of all land area, "becoming the single most salient landscape feature of our built
As humanity rushes into urban areas, the future of life on Earth hangs in the balance, says environmental historian Jon Christensen. Can we weave natural ecosystems into our human habitat, and vice versa?
They may look pretty, but fronds hurt cities' sustainability efforts
Photo: David Graham If you Google the term "a scholar and a gentleman," the first result to pop up is a picture of Witold Rybczynski - or it would be if there were any justice in