Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

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Ahead of next week's dialogue event on the challenges and opportunities posed to Least Developed Countries by the Sustainable Development Goals, Gordon McGranahan examines how cities and urbanisation can contribute greatly to attaining development goals.

Taking an urban approach can help identify who is at risk of 'being left behind' and how this can be avoided.

An estimated 54.5 per cent of the world's population live in urban areas, compared with 37.9 per cent 40 years ago. In this context, can Habitat III deliver the 'new urban agenda' we need?

Join us for a discussion on the likely outcomes and impacts of this year's UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III – as well as the launch of the April issue of Environment & Urbanization.

IIED is looking for a senior research professional to work in its Human Settlements Group.

This interactive data visual illustrates the scale and speed of urban transformation that research by the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) has sought to document and describe. A guide to its use can be found underneath the visual.

To celebrate the journal’s 25th anniversary, its publisher Sage has made the new issue and all previous ones free to access until December 9th.

One small change to how donors provide development aid could unlock the power of poor people in urban centres to address their own problems.

Those of us who work on urban issues are used to having these issues ignored or misrepresented in global discussions. So how well does the new Report of the High Level Panel do?