Equitable Development

If the region is truly committed to delivering inclusive growth, it must equip local authorities with the tools to connect people and places to growth and wealth.
Daniël Termont March 27, 2017
UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
David Hatch March 22, 2017
Initiative was one of two housing projects to win this year’s World Habitat Awards.
David Hatch March 15, 2017
Leilani Farha, the U.N.’s top expert on the right to adequate housing, says she sees “good work” but no solutions being put into action.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2017
In the wake of riots and accusations of racial bias among law enforcement, a local initiative finds answers in the new global framework.
Carey L. Biron March 9, 2017
An article in the Journal of the American Planning Association kicks off a debate among urban planners on the value of compact city designs.
David Hatch March 3, 2017
But some question whether the designation is even necessary in a country with welcoming immigration policies.
Gregory Scruggs February 28, 2017
As displaced people increasingly head for cities, humanitarian actors have started providing shelter solutions for them alone. Here's why that won't work — and also what would.
Roger Guiu and Nadia Siddiqui February 27, 2017
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
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