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Sao Paulo Water Supply At Risk In Extreme Drought

AP | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — The governor of Sao Paulo says he's asking Brazilian federal officials for permission to again engage in emergency pumping of water...

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

Housing: More Than a Place to Live

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Building affordable housing is only the first step towards inclusive cities. As housing should be seen as an urban strategy to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens, affordable housing must be inclusive by design.

Brazil's Killing Fields

Robert Muggah | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime
Robert Muggah

Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.

Why Mega-Cities Are Mega-Awesome: 8 Bustling Metropolises We Love

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Though they may be a bit busier than the countryside, cities are hubs of history, culture, and entertainment. So we suggest you leave the quiet country behind and give the city a whirl. Here are eight megacities we can't get enough of.

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.

A "Brazillion" Reasons To Visit Brazil... World Cup Or Not

trivago | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
trivago

You didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go.

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

Amid Backdrop Of World Cup, New Homeless Camp With 800 Residents Reveals Stark Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

If you haven't heard, some Brazilians are not happy about the World Cup in their own backyard. The host country has spent an estimated $11.3 billio...

As If Matters Couldn't Get Worse For The World Cup

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Workers at Rio de Janeiro's two airports declared a partial work stoppage beginning at midnight Wednesday, on the eve of the o...

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

PHOTOS: Police, Subway Workers Clash In Brazil Days Before World Cup

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed Monday in a central commuter station, with union officials threatening to maint...

Here's What To Do In The World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers. Soccer fans tr...

Women and Money: Bridging the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The urban poor in the Global South lack access to banking and financial services, and women are disproportionately affected. They are less likely than men to hold a bank account, to take out a loan, or to borrow money.

Why Brazilians Want More From the World Cup

Peggy Goldman | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Peggy Goldman

Brazil is not ready for the World Cup, and after a $3.5 billion investment in stadiums and infrastructure, no one is more distraught than its own people.

Watch Thousands Scramble To Escape Chaos In Brazil's Subway

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

Mere weeks before the start of the World Cup, terrifying footage of an immense and chaotic crowd trying to get out of a Brazilian subway station has l...

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

Mentally Ill and Poor: What to do?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Brazil, the government ensures that mental health is understood as a fundamental part of overall well-being, and therefore promotes diagnosis and treatment in coordination with other health services, never in isolation.

Hugo França: From Forest to Furniture (Video)

Crane.tv | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

For 15 years, Brazilian artist Hugo França lived and worked alongside indigenous tribes, learning their generations-old woodworking techniques and traditions.

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.

Fighting Illiteracy and Digital Exclusion: Five Proven Solutions

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Literacy is a fundamental human right, one that opens doors to other rights, to empowerment and to integration.

Protests in Sao Paulo: For The Right Of Doing My Job

Amanda Previdelli | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Amanda Previdelli

2014-02-25-SAOPAULOPROTESTS_originalprevidelli.jpg There is something very wrong with democracy when journalists are forbidden to cover police actions and protests. When journalists get beaten. There is something very wrong and especially sad, also, when journalists are struck by flares, stones, and become targets for protesters' violence.

From Bangalore to São Paulo: How Five Cities Are Tackling the Problem of Toxic Waste

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Many substances -- including electronic waste -- pose all sorts of dangers to the health of individuals and the environment.

How Can We Build Better Cities? 4 Urban Experts (Including a Chef) Weigh In

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

What might cities in the Global South look like in the future, and what will it take to turn ideas into reality? Meet four innovative urban experts who shared with URB.im their knowledge, vision(s) for their cities, and the challenges they face in bringing about change.

What Sexual Reproductive Health Is Like In Some Of The Biggest Slums Worldwide

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Free contraceptives, progressive legislation, text messages, mobile reproductive health services and community-based outreach--these are just some of the ways cities are transforming urban approaches to family planning.