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July 31, 2015 Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter OlympicsSource: USA Today
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...
The troubling state of the world’s water security has come into clear focus over the last decade, and the challenge is urgent. Scientists forecast some 1.8 billion people will live with water scarcity by 2025. Pakistan for...
Source: The Guardian
Its four targets focus on sustainable development, environmental protection, access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and improving the lives of millions of people living in slums.
Research & Insights
March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s SkylineSource: Wired
Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...
February 23, 2015 Ancient cities grew pretty much like modern ones, say scientistsSource: CS Monitor
A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors....
Source: Star Tribune
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...
Commentary & Opinion
July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st CenturySource: Huff Post
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. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...
Source: Bloomberg Business
Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...
May 21, 2015 Can suburbs catch up with cities?Source: USA Today
The post-recession growth of large cities is slowing as suburbs — and their contribution to the economy– finally recover, Census estimates released today show.
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