Nation states, UN bodies and civil society gathered in Quito for Habitat III to adopt the New Urban Agenda. So how will the UN's new global urban roadmap transform our cities over the next 20 years?
As many as 30,000 delegates gathered to decide the future of cities for the next 20 years – here's how it played out.
Over the next 20 years, one global strategy will help to shape our cities. Here's what it says about women.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
Bringing a broader, more diverse nightlife to cities will be key to ensuring they thrive in the 21st century.
A podcast on darkness: from why it makes us scared, to what kind of nightlife can thrive in the modern city and an update on the hunt for dark matter.
The need for new housing solutions for these low-income groups is clearly a pressing requirement.
Do you ever feel that the weather is worse on the weekend? Well you might be right!
Three researchers examine the big challenges of urban development: from city leadership to lock-ins.
A report from Habitat III in Ecuador, where 50,000 delegates are trying to change the world.
By focusing on intergenerational inequalities that will eventually be reversed, we are framing the housing affordability question the wrong way.
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
Recently published research has found that the concentration of poorer people in hotter places is a real problem for cities' capacity to cope with climate change.
With burgeoning need and an aid system that is failing to cope, what meaning does 'resilience' have?
This global conference will set out how cities should develop over the next 20 years, tackling some of humankind's toughest issues.
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
Public memorials to overdose victims might not only shift who we consider worth grieving, but also encourage us to reflect on the nature of memory and mourning, inclusion and exclusion.
The Norwegian capital shows other cities how it's done, by setting out a tailor-made plan to reduce emissions to zero by 2030.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.