June 6, 2014

Will World's Megacities Turn the Corner?

Aaron Renn, New Geography

The Associated Press

It’s no accident that cities like Beijing and Shanghai are becoming fully modernized at the same time that China is the world’s rising economic power. Even there, serious problems with social integration, pollution, and low quality development remain. China had best hope its economic growth continues until such time as it’s rich enough to solve those problems too.

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TAGGED: Urban Planning, Cities


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