On two occasions this week Asia Society will be hosting Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), for an author talk in which he shares his ideas about constraining consumption.
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the U.S.-China Center at Asia Society, has an article in The Atlantic discussing how a burgeoning "green movement" has affected Walmart's relationship with China. Are the world's most populous country and the world's largest corporation at the vanguard of a growing environmental movement? Schell isn't so sure:
A new President of the United States is on his way to meet the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who is a Chinese national, to ask him for money to salvage the American economony — possibly on the verge of collapse.
The sleek, modern airports that have popped up all over East Asia have become the envy of the world, causing even President Obama to mention them in his 2011 State of the Union speech. In their new book Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, Greg Lindsay and John D. Kasarda argue that these airports are not only impressive for aesthetic and functional reasons, but also because they represent a glimpse into how our future cities will be organized.
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