Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
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.
Wrestling is Senegal’s national sport. But the presence of an ethnic discourse within the sporting arena may well threaten the notion of the multi-ethnic nation state.
Populations revolt when lives are improving but not fast enough to meet their rising expectations.
From its earliest days as a haven for refugees, Shanghai developed a distinctive character and urban identity that have driven its emergence as one of the world's great metropolises.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
In many rural areas, poor people are suffering from malnutrition, which takes the form of stunting and obesity. To change this, their food environments must change.
Urbanisation exposes wildlife to new man-made stresses which affect species in a variety of ways.
A proliferation of concrete is increasing the risk of urban flooding. The solution? More gardens.
Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
From an economic point of view, low-carbon plans in rapidly urbanising areas can have massive benefits for East African cities.
The city of light has found a way to draw on the resources of the private sector, while looking after the interests of its citizens.
To achieve its ambition of becoming a middle income country, Uganda must accelerate the movement of workers from agriculture and the informal sector into modern industries.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Kampala generates about 60% of Uganda's GDP. In the coming decade urbanisation is the single largest opportunity to spur economic growth in the coming decade.
Cities aren't the ever-growing, long-lasting powerhouses we think they are.
The growth of megacities and the mental health challenges this presents requires a new way of thinking.