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A common theme of a report on African economies is the importance of directing factories, businesses and investment to smaller, “secondary cities”.
David Hatch May 23, 2017
Planners must stop thinking of city growth and economic growth as separate issues, the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa says.
David Hatch May 18, 2017
Mirik Milan says that as cities look to copy the role he made famous, they should hire 'somebody that really knows nightlife'.
Gregory Scruggs May 1, 2017
The country’s Workforce Social Impact Bond, launched March 29, is a first for a developing nation.
David Hatch April 12, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017
In cities, business linked to the goals could spur economic activity worth more than USD 3.7 trillion annually — mostly in developing countries.
David Hatch February 3, 2017

The tea vendors of India’s capital, many of whom are migrants, struggle to survive in a fast-changing city, Al Jazeera reports. 

November 10, 2016
Behind the bottom-up push to make the Congolese capital the ‘Paris of Africa’
The Incet factory in Turin's Barriera di Milano neighborhood sat in ruins for years. Now it is becoming a center for people to gather and share ideas.
Simone d'Antonio June 3, 2016
The Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone is China's model for airport-centered development.
Wade Shepard May 6, 2016
India's street food vendors are mobilizing festivals and hygiene training programs in an attempt to win over policymakers and consumers.
Carlin Carr March 25, 2016

Investment in research, skills training and infrastructure would foster metropolitan tech zones, the Brookings Institution says. 

March 23, 2016

Mayor John Tory helped launch a new website designed to attract and lure startups to Canada’s largest city, StartupToronto says. 

February 24, 2016

After rising to economic prosperity as a global manufacturing hub, Shenzhen is poised for a high-tech makeover, the South China Morning Post reports.

February 4, 2016

The corporate exodus to office parks that began in the 1960s is reversing, Bloomberg View reports. 

January 15, 2016

Street hawkers in India’s capital fear a repeat of earlier rules that imposed heavy fines and limited outdoor cooking, Al Jazeera reports. 

January 14, 2016

The planned facility would feature affordable co-working space and access to digital education and funding opportunities, Choose Brisbane says. 

December 21, 2015

Strengthening private-sector expansion in cities offers the best pathway toward economic opportunity, a new World Bank report says.

December 10, 2015
Ahmed Aboutaleb stresses the opportunities for immigrants in his city while denouncing religious extremism.
Letty Reimerink November 20, 2015
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