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Now is the Time to Reverse Urban Gender Inequalities

By Andrew Fleming Today, 54% of the world’s population reside in cities, and collectively, these 4 billion people generate as much as 80% of global GDP. Cities are currently the most dynamic spaces of economic and social growth in the … Continue reading

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Why aren’t we designing cities that work for women, not just men?

In The Guardian, Andrew Fleming and Anja Tranovich explain why government officials, development organizations, and private sector partners must prioritize gender-inclusive infrastructure planning across the world’s cities. In the 1990s, a simple survey in Vienna led urban planners to rethink their whole approach … Continue reading

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Infographic: What is the (Particulate) Matter in India?

By Kabir Nanda and Varad Pande Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India announced a 4-month trial “Environment Compensation Charge” on all commercial vehicles entering New Delhi starting November 1. Poor air quality in India has been an ongoing issue, but … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat: Inclusive Preparedness for India’s Heat Waves

By Ashwin Chandrasekhar This summer, India witnessed its second deadliest heat wave on record – over 2,500 people died due to scorching temperatures. India’s heat waves are part of a climate change-driven cycle. Records over the last 10 years show … Continue reading

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New Report: ‘Smart Maps for Smart Cities’

By Gaurav Gupta, Ya’ir Aizenman, Sanchali Pal, Aditi Singh, Ahmed Nadeem Khan, and Sneha Iyer Maps are essential to our lives. They answer basic questions – for citizens, for businesses, and for governments. Maps help us search for places we … Continue reading

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2015 Transformational Business Awards to Highlight Innovations in Developing Cities

The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are accepting entries for the 2015 Transformational Business Awards, a major global program highlighting groundbreaking products and services that provide transformative, long-term solutions to key issues in developing economies. Dalberg’s Henrik Skovby … Continue reading

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Smart Cities Don’t Work If They Don’t Work For Everyone

By Kira Intrator and Sanchali Pal A city never sleeps. It continually works, grows, expands and evolves. As magnets for people, resources and ideas, cities drive the development of nations. By 2030, 70% of the GDP and 70% of new jobs … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: What is the (Particulate) Matter?

By Mayuresh Patole, Jyothi V. Oberoi, and Gaurav Gupta The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s recently updated database of ambient air pollution in cities caused quite a stir when its findings revealed that air quality in most cities of the world … Continue reading

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Roadblocks to Bridges: How municipal governments, NGOs, and companies can unlock inclusive cities

By Oren Ahoobim, Laura Goldman, and Shanti Mahajan Our recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review outlined a new urban vision – one that centers on inclusive cities that foster growth through safe living conditions, greater integration within cities and improved legal protection … Continue reading

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Dalberg’s 2013 in Review: A Message from Global Managing Partner James Mwangi

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we settle into 2014, I wanted to share some reflections on how we pursued our mission – mobilizing effective responses to the world’s most pressing issues – in 2013, a year that brought important and … Continue reading

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