South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Haiti is one of the most deforested countries in the world, and hazards such as heavy rains devastate crops and livelihoods with a more challenging, longer road to recovery.

Jimena Llopis, Emilie Bernadette Perge |

In cities around the world, an estimated 15 million people scrape together a living through informal waste picking. Many of them are women, children, elderly, unemployed, or migrants, who work…

Judy Baker |

Over the last five years, an extensive coalition of development partners has been working under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety to make roads safer in 10 cities…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Dipan Bose, Juan Miguel Velásquez, Dr. Soames Job, BA (Honours 1), PhD, GAICD, FACRS, Noor Ibrahim Mohamed |

بينما نقترب من المنتدى الحضري العالمي العاشر الذي يعقد في أبو ظبي الأسبوع القادم، ننظر إلى المدن كمعاقل أكيدة للاحتواء. بيد أنها يمكن أن تكون أيضا أماكن للإقصاء إذا لم تخضع لإدارة جيدة. ونحن…

مايتري بورديا داس, سابينا آنا إيسبينوزا |

As we head over to the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi next week, we reflect on the fact that cities and towns are at once bastions of inclusion and sites of exclusion. And we ask - what…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Alors que l’on accorde une attention considérable à la croissance urbaine en Afrique et aux progrès en matière d’offre de services publics, on sait aussi que de nombreux territoires restent à la…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |