Megacities

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China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong

Building around a small number of city centers can mean even more hellish pollution, traffic, and property prices.

Reuters/Swoan Parker

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

MIT Megacities Logistics Lab

How Supply Chain Data Can Affect Bike Lanes as Much as the Cost of Bread

MIT researchers are working on a potentially massive public-access database of metrics like retail density and delivery frequency.

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

Q&A with Planet of Cities author Shlomo Angel.

Reuters

In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems?

Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Reuters

Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

An Eye on Megacities' Dirty Skies

New monitoring techniques are improving our understanding of pollution in the developing world