A community of 200,000 in Dhaka faces eviction to make room for "development". Is it time to rethink the concept, especially with a billion people now living in informal settlements worldwide?
What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
The Star Trek formula for sustainable urban innovation: collaborate, share, use technology for the greater good and invest in people.
Zimbabwe has two lost decades to move on from. Fortunately, there are many ways out.
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Our big cities increase incomes faster than population growth, but most residents miss out on the extra income growth. Creating multiple centres of activity may help make bigger better for everyone.
South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan spoke of protecting the economy from predators. This is commendable but not enough to build an inclusive economy.
The new level of inequality that is emerging in Australia is not only a challenge to our morality but a serious threat to our future economic growth.
Agriculture can only contribute to rural growth and development to the benefit of all if it links with an inclusive and diverse rural non-farm economy.