Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

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Guest blogger Antarin Chakrabarty reflects on one Indian state’s successful programme to provide work and incomes to migrants, enabling a rapid and efficient government response when crises such as COVID-19 hit.

David Satterthwaite takes a closer look at drivers and influences of urban change.

From the virus-ravaged Ecuadorian city come personal accounts of struggles to survive.

A representative from a grassroots federation in Mumbai describes how the community is self-organising for an effective COVID-19 response.

From Karachi, guest blogger Arif Hasan reports on how the city’s informal settlements are managing the COVID-19 lockdown and discusses how existing government structures can support the city’s settlements during COVID-19 recovery, and beyond.

Which factors determine whether a city makes it onto the list of the world’s fastest growing cities? In the latest in a series focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite takes a closer look.

In the latest in our series of blogs and interviews focusing on the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite looks at community-driven data collection and mapping.

In the latest in our series of blogs and interviews about the transition to a predominantly urban world, David Satterthwaite discusses the vast gaps in city data, and explains why planning, governing and servicing cities calls for data that is broken down into city and sub-city level.

Stories from urban poor communities inspired international audiences at the 10th World Urban Forum. Taking place every two years, the World Urban Forum (WUF) brings together a host of actors – development professionals from NGOs, representatives of international development agencies, city government officials – from around the globe.

IIED senior fellow David Satterthwaite is curating a series of blogs and interviews on global urban change. In this blog he looks at rapidly growing cities that moved into the list of the top 100 cities, and those that fell off the bottom of the list.

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