With younger populations, newly-minted billionaires and growing numbers of women heading businesses, Asian nations can take the lead in social impact investing and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sébastien Turbot –
World leaders meeting at the G7 Summit tomorrow to tackle the world's biggest problems are making a mistake if they do not include cities in the conversation, argues NewCities Foundation executive director Sébastien Turbot.
Fei Huang –
With more than half of the global population living in cities today, sustainable development cannot be realised if segments of society cannot participate in all aspects of urban life. Here are five ways to make a city more inclusive.
Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan –
How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Urban experts with IIED and PwC look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors.
Ping Manongdo –
Mongolia's punishing winters see temperatures falling to 30 degrees below zero, making home insulation a must-have. Here's how an EU-funded initiative is providing an alternative to imported and unsustainable materials that Mongolians use today.
Kristie Thong –
The second-largest city in Colombia has been recognised for its transformation from a city struggling with uncontrolled urban expansion and violence to one that is now held up as a model for sustainable urban innovation.