This piece from <em>The Economist</em> looks at human-caused waste, how different economies generate it differently, and how they deal with it.
Mar 12, 2009 The Economist
A new plan is taking form in Brazil to regularize titles to rainforest land -- an effort the government hopes will fight deforestation.
Feb 28, 2009 The Economist
The controversial theory that social and physical disorder is a cause of neighborhood crime has been successfully demonstrated with a series of six experiments.
Nov 27, 2008 The Economist
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
Jul 16, 2008 The Economist
<p>The Economist reviews the state of America's crumbling civil infrastructure. With water, transit, bridge, and road systems failing, experts call for increased investment and careful planning.</p>
Jun 30, 2008 The Economist
<p>Most developers dread finding archaeological remains. Normally it means months of delays and increased costs while archaeologists investigate the site. However, some savvy developers are turning archaeological finds into a marketing advantage.</p>
Jun 10, 2008 The Economist
<p>The suburbs are becoming the inner-city, according to recent studies that are showing a shift in suburban demographics from predominantly white to incredibly diverse.</p>
Jun 3, 2008 The Economist
<p>Officials in Los Angeles were successful in implementing high-density growth policies to curb sprawl. However, a disconnect between culture, transportation policy, and the real estate market may have disastrous consequences.</p>
Mar 31, 2008 The Economist
<p>New York City officials hope that a recently approved rezoning for Harlem will revive the neighborhood.</p>
Mar 17, 2008 The Economist
<p>China kicks infrastructure development into high gear.</p>
Feb 14, 2008 The Economist