developing countries

What Google Autocomplete Thinks of the 'Poor,' 'Violent' Americas

Putting North and South American nations through Google produces some interesting results.

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How National Income Predicts Traffic Safety

In ways that aren't always obvious.

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What if the Rest of the World Used as Much Air Conditioning as Americans?

U.S. households use more energy for A/C than the rest of the world combined. But that's changing, fast.

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Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.

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What Smoking Bans Reveal About a Country's Economy

Rising cigarette sales used to be a sign that poor countries were growing. Now declining rates seem to be the marker of prosperity.

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These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

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The 440 Cities Driving Global Growth

Cities in emerging economies will play a huge role in increasing global GDP between now and 2025.

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Road Traffic 'Single Biggest Source of Fatality' for Young People Worldwide

Traffic fatalities disproportionately affect children in developing countries.

Yerwada Slum Upgrading Project, Pune, India, courtesy SDI

Design With, Instead of for, the Other 90%

A new exhibit reveals how architects and designers are embracing community participation in developing world projects