Sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro

One of the main benefits of living in Rio de Janeiro is that you have access to all the resources and activities that a big city has to offer, while also having nature surrounding you. From my window I have a good view over Copacabana beach and the sea, Sugar Loaf Mountain and some other green hills. However, I came to realise how all that beauty is in danger. The blue waters look spectacular, but … [Read more...]

The rise of megacities

Article from The Guardian, 4 Oct 2012. By Nick Mead and the Guardian Interactive team. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids', and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos ...       < Read … [Read more...]