Development specialists must get to grips with fragile cities

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.

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  • Robert Muggah

    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.