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 well as an adequate pool of labor for potential investors outweighed these policies. (more…)

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 funds to venture in different establishments such as housing and office buildings, it is crucial to understand these emerging cities and their respective ever-changing demographics. (more…)

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 funds to venture in different establishments such as housing and office buildings, it is crucial to understand these emerging cities and their respective ever-changing demographics. (more…)

Olympikus ‘Inspire Yourself’ Print Campaign

‘Inspire Yourself’ Print Campaign for Olympikus, Latin America showcasing women running in Brazil.

Inspire Yourself Campaign for Olympikus Latin America photographed by Jacob Langvad Nilsson

Inspire Yourself Campaign for Olympikus Latin America photographed by Jacob Langvad Nilsson

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

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.

Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by photographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson