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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What is a street? 10 cities explored through street films

A series of short films developed as part of the launch of the Global Street Design Guide have us going back to the drawing board, exploring past projects, articles and thoughts around the very definition of a street.

The Cities This Week: Edition 30

News and views from cities around the world this week.

The Cities This Week: Edition 16

News and views from cities around the world this week.

In cities, millions still have no access to toilets

Did you know that 660 million Indians have no access to sanitary facilities for relieving themselves? A staggering 2.5 billion people worldwide have to cope with this, while 1.1 billion are forced to practice open defecation.

The economics of “free housing” in Mumbai: time for a new discourse

In the last of three articles examining Mumbai’s housing market, Sharmeen Contractor and Shilpa Rao propose that the current slum rehabilitation scheme creates incentives for developers to further distort the city’s housing market, and calls for civil society to challenge the rhetoric of ‘free housing’ to allow political leaders to start considering […]