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Dumb Phones, Smart Kids—Emerging Impacts on Cities

This post is a response to a group blogging event organized by Meeting of the Minds and Tumml. Citizens in the developing world, and especially the young, are increasingly connected to narrow band mobile phones, and these devices, as limited as they are, are having a...

Youth Bulge, Mobile Miracle, and Cities

We have heard a lot about urbanization, but not enough about the number of cities on the planet. Already more than a thousand cities have a half million or more in population. In them are lurking a major social upheaval not being discussed anywhere in global debates....