The Economist

July 29, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In southwest China, one municipality is trying to usher in a new modern age by encouraging rural residents to move into urban areas. The flood may create one of the most populous cities in the world, but many rural migrants are hesitant to move.</p>
The Economist
July 28, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Demographic trends are shifting all over the world, leading scientists to believe that the global population may soon peak and decline. Demographers argue that how countries and regions handle the decline will be critical in the long-term.</p>
The Economist
July 27, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The once "model city" that promised good jobs and inexpensive housing now offers clog roads, poor schools and rising crime.</p>
The Economist
July 13, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>San Francisco is experiencing a resurgence of high-tech businesses and wealth similar to what was seen during the dotcom boom. But this time around, the city's recovery from the bust of the dotcom era has a much different character.</p>
The Economist
July 12, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>With interest in alternative vehicles growing, a historical look at the fate of one electric bus company 100 years ago.</p>
The Economist
July 6, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Operators of the emerging high-speed rail lines in Europe are joining forces to improve the way European travelers move around the region. Some hope the partnership could increase competition between rail and low-cost airlines.</p>
The Economist
July 2, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Mayors are becoming more active -- and more visible -- beyond their jurisdictions. This article looks at how the role of the mayor is changing.</p>
The Economist
June 17, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>From Thai Towns to Little Ethiopias, cultural and ethnically-themed neighborhoods are increasingly sought by cities to lure economic activity and residents.</p>
The Economist
June 11, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>In preparation for the 2008 Olympics, Beijing and other Chinese cities have taken measures to clean up their "urban villages", demolishing homes and displacing thousands of poor migrants, which has resulted in the creation of many slums.</p>
The Economist
May 7, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>With world's urbanized population now at 50 percent, urban living seems set to be the global norm -- though its unclear if many cities can cope with the challenge.</p>
The Economist
May 5, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A 2014 goal of 30% farm ownership by blacks in South Africa is far from being met, as whites still control more than 80% of the nation's farmland. Many say the government's land reform laws are incapable of efficiently redistributing the land.</p>
The Economist
March 29, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The construction of large, some say garish, homes built by immigrant families in several Southern California communities is prompting officials to tighten zoning restrictions.</p>
The Economist
March 17, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>The Economist reports on how San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV, have tried -- and failed -- to revive their downtowns.</p>
The Economist
March 16, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Protests and violence have erupted in China's rural areas, where many of the country's poorest people struggle to find jobs. The government has pledged to improve spending to help provide for the rural poor and improve access to public services.</p>
The Economist
February 1, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Bend, Oregon -- population 67,000 -- led the nation in home appreciation last year, and has become a symbol of the booming market in picturesque western towns.</p>
The Economist
January 25, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Equity refuges from the Golden State are driving up home prices, increasing traffic, liberalizing politics and bringing crime to cities in the Interior West.</p>
The Economist
December 23, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Across America, small towns are struggling to get by economically as many residents move out and businesses follow. But some small towns are employing some creative ideas -- from giant killer bee statues to storytelling festivals -- to stay afloat.</p>
The Economist
December 18, 2006, 5am PST
<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a broad plan to re-envision the city. He has recognized three major challenges: a population increase of 1 million residents within 25 years, a crumbling infrastructure, and a need to go green.</p>
The Economist
December 3, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Canada tries out traffic roundabouts in an effort to reduce traffic in some of the country's busiest areas. Some cities are reluctant to replace traffic lights with roundabouts because of safety concerns.</p>
The Economist
October 16, 2006, 1pm PDT
<p>The Economist predicts that America's rising population solve more problems that it will create.</p>
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