Photo: Lakshman Nadaraja / World Bank

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Where are the Women, and Where is Gender in the New Urban Agenda? Part 1

The New Urban Agenda takes some steps forward in responding to the needs of women, but there is a real risk that gender responsiveness and the needs of women and girls will effectively only be given lip service in the final version. By Dr. Laura Lima and Lea Spörcke

Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: Philip Schuler / World Bank

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Draft 3 of the New Urban Agenda Makes Progress with Inclusive Partnerships, But Must Go Further

The NUA needs to clearly articulate the right framework conditions for partnerships so that they are successful and can make a transformative contribution to its implementation. By Marie-Alexandra Kurth, Lisa Reudenbach and Fernando Casado.

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: William Cobbett/Cities Alliance

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The Future of the City Rests on Bridging the Inclusivity Gap

Cities around the world are becoming more unequal, with growing populations living in informal settlements and excluded from the city’s opportunities. Here are some ways we can work together to change that. By Marie-Alexandra Kurth and Lisa Reudenbach

Brazil. Stephan Bachenheimer, World Bank

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To Deal with Zika, We Need a Gendered Approach to Urban Planning

Dr. Laura Lima and Lea Spörcke argue that effective long-term prevention for health crises such as Zika must go beyond the confines of health policy and into the realm of gender-responsive urban planning.

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