War, Peace And Development | May 2018

Preface It could be said the world and the global order both stand at a crossroads. Countries have never been so connected as they are today because of the communications revolution that began in the 1990s. The trade linkages brought about by the most recent phase of globalization (post-1980s) have dramatically increased prosperity for some […]

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Global South Eco-cities Show How the Future Can Be

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The world is currently undergoing a high-stress transition on a scale not seen since the great industrial revolution that swept Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today’s urban and industrial transition involves many more people and is taking place on a greater proportion of the […]

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Global South’s Rising Megacities Challenge Idea of Urban Living

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The world crossed the threshold from being a majority rural world to a majority urban one at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. The reason for this is the fast-growing urban areas of the global South. And this is having a profound […]

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New Cities Offering Solutions for Growing Urban Populations

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Across the global South, new cities are being dreamed up by architects, city planners and governments, or are already under construction. Two new urban areas being built offer lessons for others in the global South. They both deploy intelligent solutions to the combined demands of urbanization, […]