January 27, 2015
The Megacity Initiative is a new media venture investigating the sustainable development of burgeoning urban centers around the world in order to more prudently integrate future city dwellers.
January 25, 2015
Living beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks are an estimated 1 million migrant workers. Dubbed the "Rat Tribe", these low-wage workers make a home in windowless basement cubicles.
January 25, 2015 /
Al Jazeera America
Former bomb shelters and dank basements are now home to hundreds of thousands of rural migrants seeking to forge a new life in China's booming capital.
January 22, 2015 /
The filmmakers behind the documentary "Down to the Countryside" discuss China's rapidly disappearing rural villages.
January 20, 2015
Organic and fair trade coffee producers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala can earn more than conventional growers. This project explores the costs and benefits of obtaining these certifications.
January 18, 2015 /
The New Yorker
Uncertainty over land ownership has played out across Haiti as the country attempts to attract foreign investment in tourism, mining, manufacturing, and agriculture.
January 14, 2015 /
After massive demonstrations and new elections, Ukrainians say they are ready for democratic reforms. But that won’t be easy, given the history of corruption and a war in the east.
January 12, 2015 /
Foreign aid donors are making progress—and mistakes—but many Haitians say the country's leadership is failing to deliver.
January 12, 2015
Life imitates art in Vladimir Putin's Crimea.
January 7, 2015 /
Gone are the days of gushers – we’re coaxing out glue, and struggling to move it after that. With oil prices crashing, are oil companies going to regret going after East Africa's waxy crude?