News tagged with urbanization

New technologies may jumpstart carsharing

After spending hundreds of billions of dollars over the last decade on new roads, one fact is abundantly clear: As a nation, we are never going to build ourselves out of traffic congestion. The draw of the city is too powerful. ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Researchers map 6,000 years of urban settlements

As the growth of cities worldwide transforms humans into an "urban species," many scholars question the sustainability of modern urbanization. But in reality there aren't much data on long-term historical urbanization trends ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The causes of soil consumption

The soil is still under threat from urban sprawl. Small municipalities with little planning capacity and more easily accessible conurbations in particular are doing little to counter the issue. Researchers from the National ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Environment
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Cooling down Chicago

More than 50 percent of today's population lives in cities. According to the United Nations Development Programme, that number is predicted to rise to 70 percent by 2050. Growing urbanization increases the overall temperature ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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