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Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?
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This index page has links to our most important posts about Mexico City. Previous index pages include Mexican migrants and remittances: an introduction (Nov
A ban on plastic bags was put in place a year ago but people in India's capital still use them and pollution is growing.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.
It may come as uncomfortable surprise to politicians and think tanks espousing the virtues of the garden city that a certain Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was a big fan of the idea too.
For good and bad.
Exposure is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries.
In the center of Caracas, Venezuela, stands the 45-story "Tower of David," an unfinished, abandoned skyscraper. But about eight years ago, people started moving in.
The city of Monterrey in Nuevo León has begun an urban regeneration scheme to rejuvenate one of its oldest sections, Barrio Antiguo (see map below).
The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.
In 2012, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad AC, IMCO) published an analysis of the competitiveness of 77 of
An innovative aerial public transport system is being proposed in Mexico City as a way to help reduce traffic congestion and increase personal mobility. TUEP
How did a once-Republican billionaire become one of the foremost champions of climate activism? A new book tells the story.
Focusing on total population—rather than the number of people actually residing in urban areas—obscures the extent of China's urbanization challenge.
Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
Model project for regeneration in Indian metropolis enjoys wide community support, yet some residents are sceptical.
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
Visibility in Harbin slashed to a few metres, forcing schools to close in scenes that underline nation's pollution woes.
Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.
Mark Tran tours the bustling marketplaces and motorbike-clogged roads of Mali's capital
Countries have downplayed hazards of air pollution despite evidence that it leads to 430,000 shortened lives a year
An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.
Mining damage is forcing Kiruna, Sweden, to pick up and move — two miles east.