Cities of the World
I am not a great fan of the British weekly "The Economist", particularly of their recurrent stance against land and housing regulations. However they sometimes produce interesting pieces on urban issues, like the attached article on the positive evolution of Latin American cities.
Cities in Latin...
Daniel Biau, 20 November 2022
Yesterday in Sharm el-Sheikh, COP 27 decided that developed nations should help developing countries pay for the catastrophic consequences of climate change - a “historic” agreement reached after weeks of negotiations and celebrated by the participants.
The Urban Economy Forum is a Toronto-based initiative that focuses on urban economics and municipal finance. Its 4th session, on “Sustainable Urban Finance”, was held on 3-4 October 2022. Daniel Biau made the short intervention below in one of the round-tables.
General elections will take place in Kenya in August 2022. It is therefore time to have a look at the country achievements during the last five years.
Launched in December 2017, the “Big Four” Agenda was the Government's set of priority programmes to be implemented from 2018 to 2022. The Big Four...
Présentation du livre "Alioune Badiane, Homme du Futur" dans Global Urban Think Tank.
Presentation of the book "Alioune Badiane, a Man of the Future" in Global Urban Think Tank.
The 2nd Urban Economy Forum (UEF) was held virtually from Toronto, Canada, on 5-6 October 2020. Daniel Biau was invited to contribute to a session on urban transformations that might be accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. His paper identifies eleven “shifting paradigms” which are likely to have...
A worldwide survey carried out by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Future of Democracy revealed that the proportion of the global population that was dissatisfied with democracy reached 58% in 2019. At the time of the publication of this study, I had just read three stimulating...
Une enquête mondiale, réalisée par le Centre for the Future of Democracy de l'Université de Cambridge, a révélé que la proportion de la population mondiale insatisfaite de la démocratie atteignait 58 % en 2019. Au moment de la publication de cette étude, je venais de lire trois livres...
Que signifie la pandémie du Covid-19 pour la région dont l’urbanisation est la plus rapide du monde, l’Afrique ?
Les gouvernements et les citoyens africains sont aujourd’hui confrontés aux risques posés par la pandémie, notamment dans les quartiers spontanés, foyers potentiels de...