After the pomp of the opening ceremony, the 10th World Urban Forum got involved in two critical issues.
Inside the slums and gated communities the opportunities and obstacles to sustainable and inclusive urban development can be seen.
I gave the Cockburn Association annual lecture in Edinburgh on 27 October 2016. I have now written it up and you can read it.
Almost half of the children in New Delhi are suffering irreversible lung damage because of the toxic levels of air pollution in the city. A number of factors make children particularly vulnerable to air pollution. They have lower immunity than adults and their respirtory tracts are easier for pollutnants to penetrate. Also particulate matter is concentrated at lower levels above the ground, so young children in particular are breathing in the worst air.