Category Archives: Cities

Beijing’s ‘Airpocalypse’

Reported over the weekend, the pollution in Beijing went off the map’s edge. DCFR addressed this topic in the summer with Rajan Gupta of the Los Alamos National Lab. His slides with some interesting data are here.¬†And an interview here. … Continue reading

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Cities as opportunity and threat: new DCFR brief

Urbanization is a significant driver of future economic opportunities and growth in developing countries. Many developed-country cities have GDP as high as entire countries. This brief explores¬†the underlying characteristics of cities and their growth prospects given the emerging science and … Continue reading

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