Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.
Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
Meeting the world's growing demand for water will require advances in technology that build on 3,000 years of progress.
An emerging "data-driven" science of human behavior promises to help us understand and solve social problems.
The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.
The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.
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Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.
The founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute pursues an unfinished agenda.
Investment in "hyperdense" cities is, according to one writer, the key to solving many problems that afflict US society.
To address social conflicts, we must learn to balance "independent" and "interdependent" selves, two cultural psychologists argue.
Internet technology can help us to connect, globally and otherwise, but only if we structure it well.