In 1950, there were only two megacities, London and New York, with populations of more than 10m. In 2010, Tokyo was top of the list of the world’s largest cities, New York was only just scraping into the top 10, and London had dropped off the bottom. New York will join it in megacity oblivion in less than a decade and, with the exception of Tokyo, every other megacity will be in what is referred to as the 'global south'. To earn a place in the top 10, cities will soon need to boast a population of 20m or more. This is a new breed of city – the metacity."
"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go. About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round. And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."
An entrepreneurial culture is flourishing in the grim slums of India. Lives are being changed by an Australian enterprise that provides jobs as well as clean energy to some of the poorest people on the planet. In the slums of Bangalore, South Asia correspondent Stephanie March finds that from little things, big things can grow.
“ The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Oliver Wainwright reports from Beijing”
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Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present. Use the controls at the bottom to pause/resume the map and to move back and forth in time. The history of urbanization, 3700 BC – 2000 AD (full-screen version) full screen / video […]
"Asia's rapid urbanisation is changing the very shape and nature of what we think of as a city. It's not just the rapid increase in their numbers or their sheer size that makes these megacities fascinating. They look, feel and behave differently, too."
This item has been corrected. In the small town of Circle, Montana, the one coffee shop—a drive-through window serving drip coffee—recently shut down. Lindsey Mitchell, who owns a bakery and restaurant called C-Towne Bakes, told Quartz that there's nowhere nearby to pick up an espresso-based drink, let alone a Starbucks. "People don't realize," she says, "ho
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