The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
New research indicates that people in urban areas, on average, have the smallest carbon footprints, and those living in the suburbs the highest.
The pandemic has accelerated some urban trends and reversed others, while focusing attention on the vulnerabilities of cities. The old planning certainties will have to be revisited.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Ghana has a long institutional history that's shaped the practices which create dangerous buildings.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Protecting forests means protecting a rich biodiversity of plants, animals and the livelihoods of many people.
Parts of Nairobi are already dealing with temperature increases and reduction in humidity. These conditions are associated with increases in mortality, especially in children and the elderly.
Changing climatic conditions and ecological hazards are an important migration driver in sub-Saharan Africa.
Urban governance must include community groups, non-state and informal actors in the battle against COVID-19 in Africa.
The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.
Policies should protect arable land from urban encroachment and make peri-urban households less vulnerable.
Trouble in Africa’s cities is due to the fact that electoral competition drives leaders to be biased towards rural areas.
The Nigerian government must adopt a process that is open in implementing its social assistance programmes.
Africa's industries are not growing at the same pace as its cities, leaving the informal economy as the main source of income for many. COVID-19 lockdowns have cut this umbilical cord.
Governments must take note of specific geographic contexts and local attributes that drive water insecurity.
Recent extreme events in Australia, with torrential rain and floods following devastating bushfires, have focused the World Urban Forum's attention on the urgency of climate action.