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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.
Jul 21, 2014   Quartz
Announced at a recent United Nations summit on biodiversity, India’s pledge of $50 million to assist developing countries with conservation efforts marks a significant shift in the way environmental protection is funded worldwide.
Oct 28, 2012   The New York Times
Bank of America is one of a handful of major banks to pump money into green initiatives, where they see an opportunity for new capital and a chance to improve their images.
Jun 13, 2012   The New York Times
Andrew H. Whittemore contends that planners dismiss the far-fetched theories of a grand United Nations sustainability conspiracy at their own peril.
Feb 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
The 'lamestream media' picks up the story of Tea Party activists railing against efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy.
Feb 6, 2012   The New York Times
In an opinion piece, noted economist Jeffrey Sachs explores what it will take to achieve the 'triple bottom line' of sustainable development, which the UN puts at the top of the global agenda.
Feb 1, 2012   Project Syndicate
Locals expressed fear and resistance over a revision to Chattanooga, Tennessee's urban growth plan.
Nov 20, 2011   Chatanooga Times Free Press
A new exhibition curated by the Cooper-Hewitt in New York illustrates how the design community is trying to reshape itself as more collaborative than 'pedagogic or paternalistic.'
Oct 14, 2011   The Atlantic
Today, October 3rd, is World Habitat Day. With climate change creating more dangerous living conditions and the world population expected to reach 8.2 billion by 2030, it will become increasingly important to improve the habitat of those living in poverty, says Tatiane de Jesus of ARCHIVE. Exclusive
Oct 3, 2011  By Tatiane de Jesus
Two planners with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reveal how they use GIS to coordinate their efforts, using the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan as an example.
Sep 24, 2011   Directions Magazine
The U.N.'s population division has increased their world population projection, previously set to peak at mid-century at 9 billion. Now they say it will continue growing to reach 10.1 billion by 2100, with Africa tripling its numbers.
May 5, 2011   The New York Times - World