This year marked the first time in history that more Chinese were living in cities than in the countryside.
But the rapid urbanization is causing many so-called "urban diseases," ranging from reducing traffic jams to confronting the unique infrastructure challenges for those living in concrete jungles.
An expert at the Smart City Expo China 2012 says smarter technology may offer the solution.
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Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 1, 2012) China has made a major energy breakthrough, completing the second of three stages in its nuclear power development. According to the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the country has finished ... watch video
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FORA.tv (Apr. 18, 2013) Designer and architect Eric Kuhne re-imagines how we look at cities and discusses how education and learning will factor in to the creation of our next great civic ... watch video
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