As more than 50 percent of the world's population is now living in urban areas, we need a deeper exploration of how urban sprawl puts strain on global centers and how we can tackle the many challenges that come along with it. Our award-winning editorial team is addressing this exact topic in a new, dedicated channel on The Atlantic Cities called "Focus: Sustainability".
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Jay Lauf is a 23-year veteran of the publishing industry with stints on both the editorial and business sides at newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, and websites. Prior to joining The Atlantic in 2008 as VP/Publisher, he was the publisher of Wired magazine.