China’s Megalopolises: Development and Challenges

This particular growth of cities in China is powered equally by the initiatives its government has been pushing through for the past few years as well as the extensive internal migration of the Chinese population looking for better lives. The government’s relationship with its massive population is a difficult one primarily because of the contrasting objectives they are trying to achieve. Policies to regulate internal migration as well as to prevent the country’s population to balloon rampantly were implemented by the national government. However, the desire of the local governments, particularly the provincial ones, to provide enticing consumer markets as […]

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The Rise of the Cities

The idea of cities serving as the dynamos of the world’s economy for the past few decades has long been an established fact. However, their rapid growth of expansion has even become unparalleled nowadays. It is estimated that by the year 2025, developing cities can contribute as much as $30 trillion annually to the world’s economy through combining physical capital investments and consumptions. To appeal to the urban consumers and to get ready for the various challenges which may arise due to the rapid growth of the demands for essential natural resources like energy and water as well as for […]

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The Rise of the Cities

The idea of cities serving as the dynamos of the world’s economy for the past few decades has long been an established fact. However, their rapid growth of expansion has even become unparalleled nowadays. It is estimated that by the year 2025, developing cities can contribute as much as $30 trillion annually to the world’s economy through combining physical capital investments and consumptions. To appeal to the urban consumers and to get ready for the various challenges which may arise due to the rapid growth of the demands for essential natural resources like energy and water as well as for […]

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On Location: Copan Building in São Paulo, Brazil

This is a photograph of Copan Building in São Paulo in Brazil by photographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson. It is a 140-metre, 38-story residential building in São Paulo, Brazil. Copan building is one of the largest buildings in Brazil and has the largest floor area of any residential building in the world […]

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Olympikus ‘Inspire Yourself’ Print Campaign

‘Inspire Yourself’ Print Campaign for Olympikus, Latin America showcasing women running in Brazil. Advertising Agency: DCS / WWP, Porto Alegre, Brazil Agency website: www.dcsnet.com.br Creative Director: Rafael Bohrer and Rodrigo Alves Photographer: Jacob Langvad Nilsson Head of Art Buying: Clarice Dias Production: Eduardo Sallouti / Nation Filmes Published/Released: March 2010 in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay […]

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On Location: Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil located in Rio’s South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. It has an estimated population of 60.000 to 150.000. It is built on a steep hillside overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, just one kilometer away from their famous beach. […]

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