The Republic of Korea was one of the first countries to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Facing a rapid, exponential increase in infections after the first positive case was identified on January 20,…

Dawoon Chung, Hoon Sahib Soh |

كانت جمهورية كوريا من أوائل البلدان التي تصدت لأزمة تفشي فيروس كورونا (كوفيد–19). فبعد أن واجهت زيادة سريعة مطردة في حالات العدوى، في أعقاب تسجيل أولى الحالات الإيجابية في 20 يناير/كانون الثاني.…

داوون تشونغ, هون ساهيب سوه |

As the world urbanizes rapidly, cities continue to be the physical and social base for people’s prosperity and nature’s sustainability. In recent years, the idea of “smart cities” has grown more…

Myunggu Kang |

Photo: © World Bank Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

Victoria Kwakwa |

Photo credit: Lois Goh/ World Bank Urbanization and economic growth go hand in hand.  Cities are turning into centers of attraction in developing countries and their population is rising…

Fen Wei, Gunes Basat, Hyunji Lee |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

HafenCity, Hamburg. Photo Credit: ELBE&FLUT / Thomas Hampel at http://www.hafencity.com “The waterfront isn’t just something unto itself. It’s connected…

Fen Wei, Jon Kher Kaw, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta, Joanna Mclean Masic |

A partner from the EU assesses damage to an apartment building in Ukraine. Photo credit: EU It’s a simple yet essential idea: war and disaster are linked, and these links must be examined to…

Francis Ghesquiere |

شريك من الاتحاد الأوروبي يقيّم أضرارا لحقت بمبنى سكني في أوكرانيا. تصوير: الاتحاد الأوروبي إنها فكرة بسيطة لكنها أساسية: الحروب مرتبطة بالكوارث، ويجب دراسة هذه الروابط لتحسين حياة ملايين البشر حول…

Francis Ghesquiere |