David Satterthwaite's blog posts
03 Dec 2013 | Policy and planning, Urban
The UN report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals seems so at odds with realities on the ground, says David Satterthwaite.
20 Jun 2013 | Climate change, Urban
As the urgency for governments and international agencies to address climate change increases, an expert meeting identified eight key points on finance priorities.
28 Mar 2013 | Climate change, Urban
When floods hit a city, usually low-income groups are hit hardest. The devastation that such disasters cause can be linked to the failure of city governments to manage growth and build... ›
12 Oct 2012 | Urban
The Asian Coalition for Community Action is challenging the traditional model of aid by providing small grants to low-income communities to upgrade the ‘slums’ or informal settlements in... ›
07 Sep 2012 | Urban
David Satterthwaite asks why representatives from the federations and networks of slum or shack dwellers were absent from almost all the official events and wonders when their priorities... ›
01 Aug 2012 | Policy and planning, Urban
How can we ensure the targets that replace the Millennium Development Goals lead to a future that low-income groups want?
05 Oct 2011 | Urban
The issue of hunger in urban areas has long been neglected, as part of a more general neglect of urban poverty. And when the issue is covered, there are some glaring gaps in the analysis.