Robert Muggah co-founded the Igarapé Institute and the SecDev Group. He advises the Global Parliament of Mayors and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization and the Global Risk Report. He is also fellow or faculty at the Chicago Council for Global Affairs, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and Singularity University.
As the coronavirus threatens to trigger social unrest, the World Bank has the expertise and reach to help bend the future away from conflict and toward greater peace and prosperity. This op-ed discusses how the institution must update its vision.
In Brazil, the development of the country's dams are spurring an internal displacement crisis. Robert Muggah, Maiara Folly and Maria Beatriz Bonna Nogueira at the Igarapé Institute chart a path forward.
A city must strengthen itself overall in order to effectively address its most serious problems, or implement innovative solutions. In this guest column, Michael Berkowitz of 100 Resilient Cities and Igarape Institute’s Robert Muggah discuss that by looking beyond the “shiny solutions offered by technology,” a truly resilient urban metropolises can emerge.
If the 20th century belonged to nation states, then the 21st will be owned by cities. When city authorities tap into the ingenuity and know-how of citizens, remarkable ecosystems of innovation emerge. The Igarapé Institute's Robert Muggah, and Eugene Zapata-Garesché from the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program, explain more in this guest column.
Cities are increasingly central arbitrators of politics, economics and sustainable development, writes
Robert Muggah, director of research at the Igarapé Institute and the SecDev Foundation, in this guest commentary.