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Business and Government Must Work Together to Enhance Global Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

One of the most important reminders of the slaughter in Orlando and San Bernadino is that terrorists often prefer to attack "soft" targets because the...

Papua is Not Indonesia's Palestine

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Last month, the Free Papua Movement held a meeting in London, attended by a number of lawyers, parliamentarians, and activists. In the main, the meeti...

Skills to Share - Photo Storytelling by Simran Nanwani

Grryo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts
Grryo

Let us shoot for the pleasure it brings to us and define those moments purely by being an amateur, yet always improving the quality of our work. Just go out there, grab your camera and take a shot!

Rethinking the Administrative and Political Organization of Urban Outskirts

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outsk...

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

Militants Attack Jakarta With Guns And Bombs, Killing At Least 6

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

JAKARTA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Islamic State said it was behind an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta on Thursday, the first ti...

Local Participation Integral to SDG Implementation

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.

How to Integrate a New BRT System With Existing Transport Modes

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.

Where Are the Most Promising Megacities of Tomorrow?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.

Hutchinson - A Fabulous Indonesian Steak House on La Cienega!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos by Jay or Hutchinson It's all booths inside this exotic steak emporium One of my new favorite Los Angeles restaurant, a traditional stea...

The Worst-Designed Cities In The World

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in all shapes and sizes. But with that diversity comes one simple truth: no city is perfect.

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Shutterstock.com From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in al...

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning

Jakob Rhyner | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Jakob Rhyner

With all these measures in place, the risk of another Tsunami disaster has not been reduced to zero.

Indonesia: On Track for a Strong Recovery

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The recent election that brought President Joko Widodo to power has taken Indonesia's democracy to a new level. Popularly known as Jokowi, the new president is seen as a man of the people. This image, coupled with his pragmatic reform programs, has made him immensely popular in Indonesia.

Teachers, Staff At Top International School Accused Of Raping Students As Young As 5

The Independent | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

Cleaners gang-raping children in school toilets; teachers sexually abusing students while the kindergarten principal videotapes; secret rooms; dodgy o...

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.

How Jokowi Helps Jakarta's Street Vendors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Integrating street vending into urban planning is both a challenge and an important step towards inclusive cities.

Human Rights: How a Thriller Feature Film and In-home Toilets Help the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Initiatives from Nairobi, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Mumbai provide solutions to issues ranging from discrimination against refugees to lack of access to sanitation. These solutions raise awareness and provide much-needed services for vulnerable communities.

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

"A Letter From the Kampung"

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON, DC- Indonesia has been wracked by a string of seismic and volcanic activity of late --including a 6.0 magnitude quake today in the eastern...

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

Why Urban Poverty and Rural Life Are Interconnected in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Urban poverty in the Global South does not occur in a vacuum: many of the urban poor are recent migrants from rural areas who have come to the city in search of a better life.

Danger and Opportunity: Leveraging Big Events for Urban Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.