Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  1. Another Great Leap Forward for Development

    Javier Solana
  2. The Future is Old

    Brigitte Miksa

    The Future is Old


     explains why rapid societal aging is, overall, a good problem to have.

    elderly running Jim West/ZumaPress

    Rising life expectancy around the world is an accomplishment well worth celebrating. But it is worth remembering that societal aging comes with significant long-term economic consequences – and that many societies are aging at an unprecedentedly rapid pace. READ MORE

  3. Development’s Digital Divide

    Carl Bildt
  4. India’s Deadly Cities

    Asit K. Biswas, ET AL

    India’s Deadly Cities

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    &  explain why managing the rapidly growing urban population is harder than in neighboring China.

    Mumbai slums Subhash Sharma/ZumaPress

    China and India face similar challenges in managing rapidly growing urban populations. But variations in their urban growth paths, as well as differences in their approaches to environmental policy, are likely to make India’s population challenges far more difficult to address. READ MORE

  5. Good Fences Make Safe Species

    Christian Lambrechts

    Good Fences Make Safe Species


     sees hope for habitat preservation in a remarkably successful conservation initiative in Kenya.

    Kenya elephants Erik Jepson/Flickr

    African countries are often criticized for failing to meet their environmental challenges, with observers often citing loss of habitat in the face of population growth, land degradation, and industrialization. In Kenya, however, an innovative and extensive conservation project is underway. READ MORE

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