Urbanisation

The ghosts that haunt Butare need to be exorcised ASAP

Butare town, the once bustling centre and bastion of education in Huye District in the Southern Province, is an old shadow of itself. It was once the country’s centre of learning having been home to the National University of Rwanda and several prestigious secondary schools, including the...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:35am

Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation. The recent...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:06am

Nourishing cities with nature

BOSTON – Ever since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But with rates of urbanization growing exponentially around the world , the need for...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 12:05am