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Why big cities matter in the developing world

Richard Forida writes in The Atlantic Cities about the importance of big cities and the emergence of developing nations as members of the global economy. More...

Why so many emerging megacities remain so poor

“If urbanization really helps drive economic development, why do many global cities remain poor?” That’s a big, and important, question. Richard Florida takes a look More...

Learning about urban growth patterns from Facebook

It doesn’t look like urbanization around the world is going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the global population is now more than 50 More...

The BRICs have hit a wall

In recent years, the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) were poster children for the potential of emerging economies to help power the global economy More...

Bringing the maker revolution to Africa, one raspberry Pi at a time

David Lumb writes on FastCo.Labs about the Afrimakers project aimed at teaching the youth of Africa how how to code and create affordable technology their communities More...

When exactly will China rule the economic world?

Christopher Matthews at TIME takes a look at how long it will take for China to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy. Some economists, like Arvind More...

Does IKEA hold the secret to the future of college?

There are approximately 200 million people aged 15 to 24 in Africa, giving the continent the world’s youngest population. At the same time, enrollment of More...

Global youth unemployment: Ticking time bomb?

Michel Martin at NPR chats with Martina Gmur, senior director at the World Economic Forum, about the potential consequences, both now and in the future, of youth More...

UN official: The number of city dwellers will almost double from 3.5 billion in 30-40 years

Edith M. Lederer and the Associated Press write to CanadianBusiness.com about the global increase in city dwellers in the coming decades. They discuss the need for More...

Coral reef: $142,000 per acre

A tropical island has valued its natural assets in a bid to retain a conservation-friendly tourist market. Under the blazing Caribbean sun basks an island More...

Ghost towns left behind as Bulgarians flee to seek work

Martin Evans from The Telegraph writes in the Financial Post about the effects youth unemployment and a relaxed European Union is having on small communities in Europe. More...

World’s best economies in 2013

Virginia Harrison at CNNMoney shares the list of the world’s best economies in 2013. These countries were rated by the International Monetary Fund as the best in the More...