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  • The biggest risks facing cities – and some solutions

      With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn’t just be the center of economics — they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world...

  • How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

      Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward the...

  • Terra Incognita

    Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, ‘you can’t use old maps to explore a new world.’ And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old ma...

  • Q&A: Why Is Prison Violence So Bad in Brazil?

    By Robert Muggah, Carolina Tabuada and Dandara Tinoco Published on Americas Quarterly RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has struggled to contain prison violence for decades. A riot at the Altamira prison in Pará state on July 29, which left at least 62 inmates dead, revealed just how much work still needs...

  • Preserving Brazil’s Sovereignty Means Taking Responsibility for the Amazon

    By Robert Muggah and Adriana Abdenur Published on Global Observatory (IPI) The world is waking-up to the climate emergency. But our prolonged slumber is going to cost us dearly. The latest scientific findings indicate that our planet is approaching multiple “tipping points” that could cause irr...

  • Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

    Published in the World Economic Forum Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthrea...

  • No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa

    ‘Africa’s refugee and IDP camps are a cause of major concern to the international community. Millions of men, women and children endure situations of protracted displacement in deplorable conditions. In the absence of more durable solutions, refugees and IDPs in many situations are excep...

PAPERS
  • The biggest risks facing cities – and some solutions

      With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn’t just be the center of economics — they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world...

  • How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

      Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward the...

  • Terra Incognita

    Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, ‘you can’t use old maps to explore a new world.’ And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old ma...

  • Q&A: Why Is Prison Violence So Bad in Brazil?

    By Robert Muggah, Carolina Tabuada and Dandara Tinoco Published on Americas Quarterly RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has struggled to contain prison violence for decades. A riot at the Altamira prison in Pará state on July 29, which left at least 62 inmates dead, revealed just how much work still needs...

  • Preserving Brazil’s Sovereignty Means Taking Responsibility for the Amazon

    By Robert Muggah and Adriana Abdenur Published on Global Observatory (IPI) The world is waking-up to the climate emergency. But our prolonged slumber is going to cost us dearly. The latest scientific findings indicate that our planet is approaching multiple “tipping points” that could cause irr...

  • Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

    Published in the World Economic Forum Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthrea...

  • No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa

    ‘Africa’s refugee and IDP camps are a cause of major concern to the international community. Millions of men, women and children endure situations of protracted displacement in deplorable conditions. In the absence of more durable solutions, refugees and IDPs in many situations are excep...

INTERVIEWS AND TALKS
  • The biggest risks facing cities – and some solutions

      With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn’t just be the center of economics — they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world...

  • How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

      Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward the...

  • Terra Incognita

    Map-making is an ancient impulse. From the moment homo sapiens learnt to communicate we have used them to make sense of our surroundings. But as Albert Einstein once said, ‘you can’t use old maps to explore a new world.’ And now, when the world is changing faster than ever before, our old ma...

  • Q&A: Why Is Prison Violence So Bad in Brazil?

    By Robert Muggah, Carolina Tabuada and Dandara Tinoco Published on Americas Quarterly RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has struggled to contain prison violence for decades. A riot at the Altamira prison in Pará state on July 29, which left at least 62 inmates dead, revealed just how much work still needs...

  • Preserving Brazil’s Sovereignty Means Taking Responsibility for the Amazon

    By Robert Muggah and Adriana Abdenur Published on Global Observatory (IPI) The world is waking-up to the climate emergency. But our prolonged slumber is going to cost us dearly. The latest scientific findings indicate that our planet is approaching multiple “tipping points” that could cause irr...

  • Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

    Published in the World Economic Forum Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities to patch their vulnerabilities, they are entirely unprepared for the scale of cyberthrea...

  • No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa

    ‘Africa’s refugee and IDP camps are a cause of major concern to the international community. Millions of men, women and children endure situations of protracted displacement in deplorable conditions. In the absence of more durable solutions, refugees and IDPs in many situations are excep...