Supporting More Equitable Cities
Access to good sanitation, affordable housing, right to own land, social and economic inclusion, and nutritious food
Gathering information, testing ideas, and providing assistance that enables cities, communities, and individuals to address problems they face
Helping Shape the Global Discourse
A shared vision and comprehensive plan to embrace a city's spatial, physical, social, and economic dimensions
Leadership & Advocacy
Seeking opportunities to further innovation, productivity, economy, and quality of life in a growing urban environment
More From The Blog
Smart City. Just City – Making ‘Smart Cities’ Inclusive
Executive Director of Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) in India, Shivani Chaudry examines India’s Smart Cities Mission through a human rights lens that assesses its benefits and harm for the most marginalized.
Smart City. Just City – Invest in Urban Health to Unlock the Potential of Kenyan Slums
Melissa Menke, Founder of Access Afya a nonprofit that works in Nairobi, explains how smart technology can be leveraged to advance health outcomes in informal settlements, faced with poor air quality, overcrowding, increased flooding and fire risks, and lack of access to safe water and sanitation.
Smart City. Just City – Tools for Justice
Justice, noun- the quality of being equitable, of moral righteousness, to uphold the justice of a cause. Smart, adjective- having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability. Tool, noun- an instrument of manual operation. Camila Jordan explores the compatibility of these concepts in relation to Rio de Janeiro and New York City.
A look at the facts
Water and sanitation
Percent of slum households in the developing world that don't have access to clean water.
Number of people with insecure tenure rights forcibly evicted 1998-2008.
Percent of urban population in the developing world living in slums.
Social and Economic Inclusion
Number of people who move into slums each week.
Urban Food Security
Percentage of income urban families use to purchase food during periods of shortage.
The proportion of the global urban population that will be living in Low Elevation Coastal Zones by 2025.