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Cities Are Making Natural Disasters Deadlier

Poor design and over-development have put our burgeoning urban centers at serious risk.

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India's Trickiest Urban Planning Obstacle? Gandhi's Legacy

The stated preference of India's greatest citizen for village life may be holding his country back.

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Is Detroit Becoming a Suburb?

A provocative op-ed in the Detroit News raises tough questions about Detroit's revival and other cities. 

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'One Mega-City, Many Systems': The Evolution of Hong Kong

Cities around the Pearl River Delta have connected to form one giant metaphor about modern China.

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With Urbanization Comes Mountains of Trash

Cities in developing countries will see waste management challenges skyrocket as they continue to grow.

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How Satellite Cities Are Reshaping East Africa

Rapid urbanization and divided cities could create a "nouveau apartheid" in places like Rwanda and Kenya.

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The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

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Why Some Cities Lose When Others Win

How globalization is reshaping the hierarchy of the world's cities.

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For Developers, Apartments Still a Safe Bet

After a boom, demand for multi-family housing will settle, according to forecast.

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In China, Great Urbanization Brings Great Health Risks

Better care is needed for rural-to-urban migrant workers, a new review concludes.

Map of the Day: Urbanization in 15 Seconds

What the urban world will look like in 2050.

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Why China's Urbanization Isn't Creating a Middle Class

The nation's infamous two-tier classification system prevents rural migrants from rising up in cities.

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Number of the Day: 500 Million

As India urbanizes, more homes will be needed to accommodate the population boom.

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Can China Support Its New Urban Majority?

According to a new report, the country could face major food and water shortages thanks to climate change

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Percent of the Day: 51.27

The majority of China now lives in cities

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In Africa, Building a Better Slum

A sustainable development expert on how African cities should handle the continent's urbanization boom