China's urbanization is creating new cities at a mind-boggling rate. Gleaming office towers are rising all over the country and massive amounts of land are being converted to residential and commercial use. Is China growing in an energy and carbon smart fashion? How will that country shape 21st century trends in architecture, land use and urban living?
King Coal’s crown is slipping. Cheap natural gas—along with increasingly stringent environmental oversight—has reduced the US appetite for coal. So the industry is looking to markets in China and India. What are the issues for both local and global communities and what are the strategies for closing coal down.