The new informational, transactional, and operational technologies – popularly termed “Industry 4.0” – are likely to change the shape of cities, and may well require a rethinking of how we define…

Somik Lall, Sameh Wahba, Indermit Gill |

While disasters such as earthquakes or floods affect everyone, their impacts are unevenly felt by different population groups.

Keiko Sakoda, Bandita Sijapati |

In less than 6 weeks between March and April 2019, Mozambique was affected by two major cyclones which caused extraordinary levels of impact in the poorest provinces of the country.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera |

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was sworn in May 2018 with a commitment to transform the city of Freetown using an inclusive, data-driven approach to address challenges in the city.

Alejandra Gutierrez |

Mexico City has increased investment in green infrastructure, but it will take attracting additional investments from the private sector to increase sustainability and improve services for people…

Diana Alarcón González |

According to the World Bank’s What a Waste 2.0 report, waste generation is expected to grow by 70% by 2050, while our global population is expected to grow at less than half of that rate.

Sameh Wahba, Silpa Kaza, Kremena M. Ionkova |

Medical emergencies are often a race against time. When minutes can make the difference between life and death, access to resilient roads is critical to ambulances and other essential services.…

Jun Erik Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Nicholas Jones |

Disasters can erase decades of hard-won development gains in a matter of seconds, with a painful and costly impact that can last for years, and even generations to come. Today, around 90% of urban…

Sameh Wahba, Mami Mizutori |

As Bhutan has urbanized, demand for land and housing has intensified. The limited amount of urban land and the high cost of construction have made adequate housing an increasingly large expense…

David Mason |