Why Eco-Cities Fail

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A new book explores the failed promise of Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai and why so many other ambitious green projects lie abandoned.  > More


A Coming of Age for Impact Investing

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The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.


Is Uber a Threat to Democracy?

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Kemal Dervis

Innovative companies like Uber can bring huge increases in efficiency. But they also bring social and regulatory challenges that must be confronted in a way that ensures fairness.


Memory Banda: A Warrior's Cry Against Child Marriage

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Memory Banda on leading a global movement for girls' rights, and a revolution in Malawi against child marriage.


Probing the "Rescue Food/End Hunger" Parable

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Kelly Hodgins

Kelly Hodgins questions a pervasive discourse in the food waste and food security worlds that suggests that food waste is the solution for food insecurity in cities.


No Agnostics in the Climate Foxhole

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Those who claim to be "agnostic" on climate change are rejecting the scientific consensus no less than outright climate change deniers--and this is deeply troubling.


A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan

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M. Sanjayan, Zach Dorfman

M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, discusses our climate-changed world, and why—on some days at least—he's hopeful about our environmental future.


Social Media And The End of Gender

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As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Johanna Blakley explains what changes are in store for media and gender.


The Creative State

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Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for rethinking the government's role in promoting innovation.

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