The Future of Connected and Sustainable Cities

With dozens of cities in China urbanizing all at the same time, and at a pace matched at no time by anyone else, making sure cities are planned and built properly is a must. While the term "urban" can mean different things to different people, municipalities of all sizes are and always have been dynamic centers of activity. Cities offer jobs and prosperity, important social interaction, and…

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Jennifer Turner of the China Environment Forum (Interview)

Jennifer Turner has been the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for 16 years where she creates meetings, exchanges and publications focusing on a variety of energy and environmental challenges facing China, particularly on water, energy and green civil society issues. She leads the Wilson Center’s Global Choke Point Initiative, which together with Circle of Blue,…

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Get Them When They Are Young

I just finished reading the 1997 re-release of Vance Packard's book The Hidden Pursuaders,  a fascinating book about how through the addition of psychology and sociology, adverting firms were able to become more effective at placing products in the consumer minds. One section focused on how children soaked up advertising, and through this process, the children could become a huge force in the w…

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