In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Services have not featured strongly in the economic strategies of developing countries. However, South Africa's recently published economic reform proposals point to a greater role for services.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
Keeping track of migration and urbanisation is challenging, but it's vital for population health that migration and urbanisation is well understood and planned for.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Indonesia has plans to move its capital outside of Java, but the government has yet to make the case for this move.
To reduce the risks posed by natural hazards, governments need to address residents' everyday fears, too.
Africa is home to the world's fastest growing cities. However, poor governance has robbed the continent of the benefits of people and firms clustering together.
Rebuilding informal settlements after a disaster must be done through learning from those who live in the settlements.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
Pacific island nations are often framed as remote atolls facing rising seas and cyclones. But their cities are growing fast, so are efforts to help the most climate-vulnerable people hitting the mark?
South Africa and Kenya have some valuable lessons for other African countries on how to finance urban infrastructure development.
Policymakers in Africa approach rural and urban development separately. This needs to change.
How can there be boom in new species discoveries while others are dying out at unprecedented rates?
Moving people without taking their social and economic concerns into consideration isn't the way to deal with urban slums.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Character, resilience, convenience and sustainability are what make cities great places to live and learn.
Urbanisation has been a well-established trend and for some countries will continue to be. But some others experience the opposite, resulting in underused and abandoned infrastructure.
City residents all around the world are getting together to create housing tailored to their needs and budgets, instead of being developed for maximum profit.
Slums are an increasing common phenomenon across the global North and global South. To what extent could they be seen as an inherent part of the urbanisation process?