Cities across the world are functioning as real-life laboratories for exploring new approaches to economic, social, and human development. Why the city? Well, in part, because that’s where everyone is – and the rest of us seem to be going.
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Here at UNDP we’re in the business of this all-encompassing yet often quite vague idea of ‘resilience’. For me what it boils down to is this: How well are the state and its citizens prepared to react to emergencies? And what can be done to help reduce the risks to human lives and their communities when… Read more »
The populations of cities are growing by 60 million inhabitants each year, and more than 80 percent of the world’s income is generated in cities. Are cities a good place to live? Or a place of growing social exclusion? What does an increasingly urban world imply for fairness at the national or global scale in… Read more »
What does a modern city mean to you? To me, as a resident of Tashkent, the largest city in Central Asia, it means, above all, access to hot and cold running water, a sewage system, a continuous gas supply, electricity, heat in the winter—in other words, a feeling of comfort. The urban population in Uzbekistan… Read more »