Urban environments blogs
3 December 2013
The UN report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals seems so at odds with realities on the ground, says David Satterthwaite.
22 November 2013
Cities finally got the attention they deserve at the UN climate change conference’s first ever Cities Day, but representatives from least developed cities and grassroots groups barely got a look in.
30 October 2013
Three new studies from Vietnam show how research can help governments devise solutions that help their citizens adapt to the effects of climate change.
27 September 2013
Journalists can remind city officials and urban residents about ‘hidden finance’ for climate resilience, and ensure the money gets well spent, says David Dodman.
22 August 2013
Slum dwellers across Africa and Asia have used new tactics to achieve social justice and urban rights.
20 June 2013
As the urgency for governments and international agencies to address climate change increases, an expert meeting identified eight key points on finance priorities.
28 March 2013
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 infrastructure.
20 November 2012
No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at yesterday’s debate on whether it had a future. All three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach.
12 October 2012
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 which they live.
8 October 2012
Are utility companies forgetting that their core function is to provide services and not just make money?