Urbanization

July 25, 2014, 8am PDT
Braden Lammers provides a dispatch from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit and Annual Meeting, sharing the testimony of one business leader on the state's work force challenges.
Louisville Business First
July 21, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new report by the United Nations projects the growth of the world's urban population, which is expected to surpass six billion by 2045.
Quartz
July 9, 2014, 10am PDT
In what's described as a transformational trend, a new article claims that more and more Chinese-made buildings, infrastructure, and urban districts are under construction in Africa.
Metropolis
June 17, 2014, 7am PDT
Urbanization may turn conventional thinking about vaccinations on its head, at least in India.
The Times Of India
May 9, 2014, 5am PDT
Recent commenters have described cities as the locus for a new type of liberalism that benefits a broader swath of demographics. Dissenters wonder whether certain progressive cities, enabled by privilege, are merely drivers of inequality.
New York Times
May 3, 2014, 5am PDT
China's rapid urbanization has been built by a class of citizens called "nongmin," or peasants, many of which have migrated to urban areas for work but retain their legal status as residents of the countryside.
China File
May 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
During the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta, the APA announced findings from a national opinion survey that shows a clear interest in place-making among the concerns of Americans of all ages.
American Planning Association
April 28, 2014, 11am PDT
It's a pattern seen as recently as two years ago in metro Atlanta: a crucial transit measure wins in the central city but dies in the more populous suburbs. The fix is to craft a city-only transit initiative—just what advocates in Seattle will do.
KUOW
April 18, 2014, 7am PDT
A new report finds that suburban areas are losing residents to urban areas like New York City and Washington D.C., even well past the point when people would have traditionally made the choice to return to the suburbs.
New York Times
March 31, 2014, 2pm PDT
Governing presents a special series examining the “Rural/Urban Divide” in the United States.
Governing
March 25, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent article describes the context of urbanization around the country before examining the implications of the trend for the decisions made by bankers—i.e., where and how to invest—especially given the realities of the post-recession economy.
American Banker
March 25, 2014, 7am PDT
China recently announced ambitious plans to move 100 million former farmers to urban environments—enough to bring the country's urban population to 60 percent of its total.
New York Times
March 4, 2014, 8am PST
With the target dates for the Millennium Development Goals set for 2015, the United Nations has begun to create a new set "Sustainable Development Goals." Some are calling for the new goals to include an urban focus.
The Nature of Cities
February 26, 2014, 11am PST
According to Census data, the city of Seattle's population is growing faster than its King County suburbs—for the first time since 1910.
Seattle Times
Feature
February 12, 2014, 5am PST
The number of megacities is expected to double over the next decade, and many of these growing cities are far from resilient. The solution: frugal engineering and local knowledge.
Kevin C. Desouza
January 9, 2014, 7am PST
For many years, the astounding urban migration taking place across the developing world has been a notable global trend. But India's economic slowdown may put a dent in urbanization projections as inhabitants leave cities in search of work.
Quartz
January 8, 2014, 2pm PST
Data suggesting a dramatic shift toward the urban core are accruing in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Suburbs have responded by creating walkable downtowns, but are struggling with declining school enrollment and other consequences.
Star Tribune
November 11, 2013, 1pm PST
Outside of Tianjin, in northern China, a model new town has become a symbol of something less exemplary - the country's struggles with urbanization. Broken promises and scant opportunities are creating trying conditions for former farmers.
The New York Times
November 8, 2013, 10am PST
Because city residents generate four times as much trash as rural residents, the rapid growth of the world's cities is leading to the rapid growth of the world's garbage. A new study examines future trash troubles and potential solutions.
Fast Company Co.Exist
August 9, 2013, 9am PDT
The deaths of hundreds of pelicans, dolphins and manatees across Florida's Indian River estuary - 'one of the richest marine ecosystems in the continental United States' - have scientists concerned, and wondering if rapid urbanization is to blame.
The New York Times