New Cities

May 3, 2013, 11am PDT
Jane Lumumba issues a warning about the self-contained cities being comprehensively planned and built from scratch across the continent. Will they benefit international investors and government leaders to the detriment of local residents?
Next City
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 19, 2011, 9am PDT
A year after taking a look at the new but empty cities being created in China, <em>Business Insider</em> takes a trip back to see what's changed in those brand new and unoccupied cities.
Business Insider
June 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
The new country of Southern Sudan, officially declaring its independence in July, will have help from the national development arm of South Korea in building a proposed new capital city.
Gulf News
April 22, 2011, 8am PDT
Kazakhstan built a new capital city in 1997 in far-off Astana. This piece from <em>The New Yorker</em> takes a tour of the city, and finds a unique architectural development underway, but a city still in its early years of formation.
The New Yorker
February 18, 2011, 6am PST
Owners of a citrus grove near Hobe Sound, Florida want to create a new city, calling it a potential "job-oriented community."
TCPalm
December 13, 2010, 2pm PST
An under-20 population of more than 13 million and an eagerness to move the national economy away from oil production have the Saudi government investing heavily in huge new cities that are designed to encourage a 'Western-style modernity.'
The New York Times
November 3, 2010, 10am PDT
A new report sheds major doubt on some of the emerging Chinese cities' abilities to grow in a sustainable manner.
Reuters
April 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> looks at the elaborate plans for new cities in the United Arab Emirates, and compares them to other built-from-scratch cities in history.</p>
Slate