Equitable Development

An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017
The winner of a peace prize for local authorities reduced violence by tackling poverty.
David Hatch February 21, 2017
Pushed by grass-roots pressure, South Africa’s judicial system has shown real progress in turning the government’s focus from housing delivery to in situ upgrading of informal settlements.
Marie Huchzermeyer February 20, 2017
Last year’s Habitat III process brought global focus to links between urban and rural development. In India, this has meant a new regional approach to planning aimed at bridging this gap.
Tarun Sharma and Yutika Vora February 13, 2017
Continent’s fragmented urban form ‘completely at odds with the broader thinking in development,’ analyst says.
Brendon Bosworth February 10, 2017
The first of an annual report rounds up transformative ideas from 57 countries.
David Hatch February 9, 2017
Findings offer insight for countries across the world dealing with spiking rates of driving and increasing car-focused urban planning.
David Hatch January 27, 2017
An interview with the filmmakers behind ‘The Quito Papers’.
Gregory Scruggs January 25, 2017
Updated: The full list includes plans to hold 74 sessions this year.
Gregory Scruggs January 19, 2017
From hyper-local food production to city-wide urban developments, concrete examples of ways cities are taking action.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 19, 2017
Through the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, countries have committed to ending children’s unequal access to basic services. Yet delivering on this pledge will require a deep shift in how we plan and govern cities.
Samantha Cocco-Klein January 9, 2017

Government-backed demolitions of waterfront shantytowns in Lagos have more than 300,000 residents at risk of eviction, PRI reports.

 
December 20, 2016
City leaders can use education to grow their economy and much more. But the 'urban SDG' has little to say on the issue.
Aaron Benavot December 19, 2016

Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.

December 16, 2016
Policymakers will be pushed to recognize the importance of tenure reforms in cities, analysts say. Such processes also can do much to stem rural migration to cities.
Gregory Scruggs December 15, 2016
ANALYSIS | Spatial thinking does not have a high profile in the Habitat III strategy. That’s concerning.
December 13, 2016
That’s a problem. For the Habitat III strategy to work, we need each city dweller to become an activist for change.
Debra Roberts December 12, 2016
Urban policy key to turning the corner from 50 years of civil war, policymakers and advocates say.
Maria Clara Valencia December 9, 2016
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