How Will We Monitor the New Urban Agenda?

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Capping a year in which the United Nations debated and agreed upon a 20-year urbanization strategy, in late December the [...]

January 9th, 2017 - Citiscope

What Is Habitat III?

“Habitat III” is shorthand for a major global summit, formally known as the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable [...]

December 1st, 2016 - Citiscope

Migrants Are Agents of Development

"Migrants Are Not Perfect. But Neither Are Nationals. Migrants Are More Often Than Not Young, Dynamic. They Are Potentially Tax-payers. [...]

November 17th, 2016 - Citiscope


Journalism Project Marks Rise of Emerging Cities

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Quito, Ecuador — The world has heard enough about booming megacities like Shanghai and Mumbai, say a trio of Dutch journalists [...]

October 18th, 2016 - Citiscope


Learning the Language of Cities in Crisis

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With the world increasingly urban, towns and cities tend to dominate today’s discourse on politics, economics and culture in [...]

March 30th, 2016 - Citiscope