Images of Earth taken at night are revolutionizing our ability to measure and understand nearly every dimension of human activity on Earth and allow us to get a glimpse into human-Earth…

Steven Rubinyi, Ran Goldblatt, Hogeun Park |

Making a link between a city’s density and its vulnerability to epidemics may seem like an obvious connection. But it may, in fact, be off the mark.

Wanli Fang, Sameh Wahba |

The Bank financed the Liaoning Coastal Zone Development Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Management Project to upgrade wastewater treatment plant processes, improve sewers to double…

Minghe Tao |

Globally, transport emits 23% of all energy-related greenhouse gases (GHG) while urban transport accounts for up to 60% of urban GHG emissions.

Minghe Tao |

In 1996, Chongqing’s per capita GDP was US$550. Twenty years later, it has grown 14 times to almost US$9,000, and the city has transitioned out of heavy industry: one in three laptops worldwide…

Xueman Wang |

Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |