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Emily Badger / The Atlantic Cities / May 14, 2013
For cities, developing a plan for “sustainability” no longer sounds like enough. The word carries with it an environmental connotation (we need to live alongside nature in a “sustainable” way). And the absence of sustainability implies environmental disaster (resource shortages, rising sea levels, super storms). But many of the major problems facing cities in the 21st century don’t quite fall under this category (poverty, economic crises, pandemics). And “sustainability” only speaks to half of any environmental story – you may powerRead More
Samuel Weigley, Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess / 24/7 Wall Street / January 15, 2013
The population of the United States living in urban areas is growing faster than the national rate. At last count, more than four in five Americans lived in a metropolitan area, an increase of over 12% in the last decade. Meanwhile, the proportion of Americans living in rural areas declined. If this trend continues, nearly all Americans will live in megacities in the near future.
Regardless of whether this happens, more pressure will be placed on mayors to manage their growing populations. 24/7 Wall St. has completed its second annual ranking of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., based on localRead More