From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
Developing computer models can help us to study the structural causes of urban inequality.
Research shows marginalized communities are marked by a profound sense of community, supportive social networks -- and resilience.
A study in Kenya found that that there's an association between relatively higher economic status and obesity in a slum setting.
New Zealand's coalition government plans to transition to a low-emissions economy while also addressing major urban issues such as unaffordable housing, inequality and poverty.
It's not the first time a form of urban music from the black community has been purposefully associated with crime by the powers that be.
Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.