By Username
Enter a URL of an MRSS feed

Complete video at: People originally moved to cities "to live longer, to live healthier," explains Carolyn Stephens, professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. But the result, she says, is often a risk trade-off between putting food on the table and a shortened life span. ----- THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBAL URBANIZATION Cities as Solutions A conversation between: Janice Perlman, Founder and President, The Mega Cities Project Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University Gordon Feller, Director, Internet Business Solutions Group, CISCO Systems Moderator: Fred Guterl, Executive Editor, Scientific American Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange, examines some of today's most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing that human ingenuity is an unlimited resource. Guided by NPR's Ira Flatow, an intimate group of some of the of the world's best thinkers and doers convened along the rugged Palos Verdes coastline on Oct 23-26, 2011 at Terranea Resort to engage in meaningful conversation, ask questions, and challenge ideas -- we invite you to join in the conversation.