Cities stand at the very center of each and every one of the biggest challenges the world now faces.
Young photographers capture the country's abandoned spaces, overcrowded cities, and the people left behind.
The "people-centered" plan has some serious flaws.
I'm a Millennial who moved to New York City, but I'm not sure how long I'll stay.
Can we possibly prepare?
How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.
The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.
They can act as economic engines for entire countries.
A dire slump threatens to send poor, unemployed migrants back to the countryside in search of work.
Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.
Focusing on total population—rather than the number of people actually residing in urban areas—obscures the extent of China's urbanization challenge.
A non-profit thinks it's the future of urban development. Here's why they're dead wrong.
In Peru, there's no shortage of discussion about Mario Vargas Llosa's The Discreet Hero.
We are now more materialistic and individualistic.
The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.
Officials say the canal will fuel the country's economy. But opponents worry it will add to runaway sprawl and rampant water pollution.
Former Barcelona mayor Joan Clos warns that a lack of urban planning could turn our expanding cities into powder kegs.
A new exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography charts the country's phenomenal growth from 2000 to 2012.
Spanish researchers are making the case that the world will in fact be less crowded in 2100 than it is now.
Some scholars are calling for a stronger understanding of the "DNA" of cities — and, by extension, an improved ability to address urban problems in a systemic manner.