The majority of African cities are struggling with flooding, housing deficits and poor sewerage connectivity, all of which are caused by poor planning and rapid urbanisation.
Local government, neglected under apartheid in South Africa, was elevated in the 1996 constitution so as to strengthen democracy and help redress past inequities.
Office for Budget Responsibility data shows the net cost of the UK’s energy transition is to be borne by the power and buildings sectors.
The UK’s vibrant cultural output is a tool for soft power and an academic asset.
Under a new plan announced at Joe Biden's climate summit, the US will double its spending on international climate finance to $5.7bn by 2024.
Growing backlash against big technology companies, combined with the pandemic, has led to diminishing enthusiasm for a term that once dominated the conversation around the future of cities.
Faced with a homelessness crisis and a commitment to fund alternatives to policing, the city council voted to create new supportive housing that operates with money diverted from the police budget.
Covid-19 exposed a number of flaws in the way most cities pay for mass transit. There are changes that transport agencies can make to be better prepared for a crisis.
Republicans are renewing claims that federal aid to states will amount to red states bailing out blue ones. Covid-era budget data shows that's not the case.
From public transportation to affordable housing to infrastructure, the new US president has outlined a wide range of initiatives that will profoundly affect how cities recover from the pandemic – and beyond.
As the president-elect's stimulus plans emerge, local leaders shouldn't get too excited for direct, flexible aid to bolster their flagging revenues.
Participatory budgeting allows residents to propose projects and vote on how they want to allocate a significant amount of municipal spending.