The energy at the Global Landscapes Forum held alongside the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Lima was electric—charged by the enthusiasm of the scientists, practitioners, indigenous peoples,…

Diji Chandrasekharan Behr |

​World leaders and land actors are in Lima this week to help advance climate action. Climate resilience—including the resilience of African landscapes—will be at center of the agenda as they…

Magda Lovei |

Also available in: Español | Français | 中文 Over the next few months, governments worldwide will be preparing their national contributions to our collective need to combat climate change. These…

Rachel Kyte |

Ancient cities, like Mohenjodaro in modern-day Pakistan, emerged relatively recently in human history (photo courtesy of Saqib Qayyum used through a Creative Commons license.)​ The growth of large…

Chandan Deuskar |

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  Un número cada vez más grande de ciudadanos de todo el mundo están exigiendo a urbanistas y autoridades políticas de sus ciudades que “hagan bien las cosas” al…

Verónica Raffo |

Can prepaid systems become an instrument to improve access and quality of water services to poor people in African cities and towns? Or does prepayment deny poor people more access to water? Do…

Chris Heymans, Kathy Eales |

In line with the World Bank’s overarching new goals to decrease extreme poverty to 3 % of the world's population by 2030 and to raise the income of the bottom 40% in every country, what can…

Julie Babinard |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @cataochoa   Smartphone apps are bringing massive changes to the taxi industry in ways that urban transport has not seen in a long while. From the US…

Shomik Mehndiratta, María Catalina Ochoa |

Foto: El metro de Sao Paulo Hace poco participé en el Segundo Taller Internacional sobre la Primera Línea del Metro de Bogotá. El objetivo era discutir era ¿cómo financiar y contratar los…

Daniel Pulido |

Raúl es de baja estatura, delgado y porta una enorme sonrisa. Viéndolo, es difícil creer que este joven de quince años fuese temido en su comunidad como líder pandillero y que sea el autor de…

Jessica Gallegos |