Sprawling in Beijing

Beijing could be heading towards a sprawling future, according to a new report from the World Bank. Despite expanding transit options, the location of jobs is pushing more people out from the center of the city.
August 20, 2009, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Reining in a fast-expanding network of suburban roads and bolstering a mass transit system might increase congestion, the study acknowledges. But it also will ultimately lower greenhouse gas emissions.

'Development and environmental quality should go together. If the environmental aspect is missed, then it might be too late,' said Govinda Timilsina, one of the report's authors."

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Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in The New York Times Style Magazine
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