The EU-Australia leadership forum turned its focus to digital development in Canberra on March 28. Devex spoke to the chair of the workshop for an insider's guide on the discussion and outcomes.
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop took to Facebook Live on Wednesday to discuss the development of Australia's new Foreign Policy White Paper. We have your key takeaways.
One solution to making cities truly smart is by harnessing the skills, knowledge and practical experience of the people who live in low-income, informal groups. David Dodman, director of IIED’s Human Settlements research group, discusses how to work better with those typically being excluded from city planning in this guest column.
A new vision is needed of truly smart cities that can lead on mitigation and adapt to climate change by putting all residents at the center of sustainable development. How can local government work with the urban poor to create smarter cities? Julie Greenwalt and Julian Baskin of Cities Alliance explore three ways to forge community-driven solutions.
Linking smallholder farms to markets is a priority for many NGOs. Is it enough? Heifer International Scholar-in-Residence Ellen Fitzpatrick explores more sustainable paths for supporting farmers.
How can we ensure that cities are not just smart, but also sustainable in the long run — both in terms of economic and population growth? Devex spoke to Jean-Michel Huet, partner at BearingPoint, to learn what it takes to build connected, financially sustainable smart cities in the “global south,” the biggest challenges to smart city implementation, and the most effective strategies to overcome them.
Most Latin American cities face serious challenges that could either condemn them to an irreversible downturn or open opportunities to reinvent themselves, writes Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the IDB, in this guest column.
Dr. David Nabarro, special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and candidate in the race for World Health Organization director-general, explains his plans for the institution's future.
What are the challenges to sustainable urban growth in fragile urban environments? Adam Smith International's Talia Smith looks at how to address complex challenges such as climate change in conflict-affected city contexts in this guest commentary.