Megacities

August 2, 2015, 7am PDT
China's capital city is already one of the largest in the world, but it's about to get a whole lot bigger. As the Chinese population continues to migrate from rural to urban areas, the Chinese government is planning for megacity of 130 million.
New York Times
July 5, 2015, 5am PDT
With nation-states often wracked by internal political divides and often unable to cooperate with each other, cities have begun to forge their own international relationships. A new, urban approach to foreign policy is emerging.
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2015, 10am PDT
While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
designboom
September 2, 2014, 3pm PDT
Writing for Motherboard, Derek Mead details what it took for a particularly ambitious SimCity player to build a city of 100 million people.
Motherboard
May 23, 2014, 5am PDT
Michael Wolf is a 60-year-old German photojournalist living in Hong Kong. In a recent interview, he describes his various projects in capturing the lives of the millions who call Asian megacities home.
Vice
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 31, 2014, 12pm PST
The United State Conference of Mayors recently released a report projecting moderate growth for almost all of the country’s metropolitan areas. A survey of coverage on the report reveals multiple readings of the state of the economy.
New Geography
January 26, 2012, 8am PST
Through the lens of Chengdu and Delhi, Paul Webster and Jason Burke explore how the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live.
The Guardian
December 31, 2011, 11am PST
Megacities are the future of our planet. Author James Canton offers several visions and strategies to begin planning for them.
Significance
November 6, 2011, 5am PST
As the world continues to urbanize and megacities continue to grow, cities are increasingly "unrecognizable," no longer necessarily, say, places of political power. David Pillings repots on this and other issues challenging the traditional city.
Financial Times
August 18, 2011, 9am PDT
A new breed of developers in China are increasingly trying to make the country's new cities into pleasant, walkable and even environmentally sustainable.
Grist
June 2, 2011, 10am PDT
South Korea is emerging as a new center of Asian mega development. With a variety of large-scale and small-scale projects, the country is taking a specific interest in sustainable development.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 4, 2011, 6am PDT
Megacities are quickly on the rise in China. But as this post from <em>New Geography</em> argues, they've managed to avoid problems currently faced by other megacities in developing nations.
New Geography
April 5, 2011, 1pm PDT
The slums of the world's megacities have been the subject of much admiration among urban thinkers recently. Joel Kotkin argues that adulation is misguided.
New Geography
March 10, 2011, 8am PST
A huge mall in China -- the largest in the world -- has just a 1% occupancy rate.
Gadling
March 9, 2011, 10am PST
The Chinese megacity of Chongqing has announced plans to install a half a million surveillance cameras by 2012.
Agence France Presse
February 3, 2011, 2pm PST
Building megacities needs to be a multidisciplinary effort, according to architect and designer Sean C. S. Chiao.
What Matters
August 19, 2010, 5am PDT
The rise of megacities and innovation hubs is leading to a balance shift that will make cities, not nations, the most powerful drivers in the world economy, according to Parag Khanna.
Foreign Policy
July 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
The New York Times
June 15, 2010, 10am PDT
<em>Boing Boing</em> interviews author and futurist Bruce Sterling about global cities and how vastly expanding urban scale is not necessarily a problem.
Boing Boing