COVID-19 shows us that the safety net in India’s cities is a patchwork, its threads worn and in need of repair says Gautam Bhan. Is it time to reimagine social protection?
New PEAK research examines how informal workers have coped during the pandemic, and what can be done to ensure their livelihoods aren’t forgotten.
The PEAK Urban researcher explains how he applied mobility studies to a terrorist organisation, why it matters when creating sustainable cities, and the lessons learned for policymakers.
In Africa, where same-sex relations and trans bodies are still regarded as a Western import, NGOs and their relations with queer communities are critical, says Neil Hassan.
Jairo Alejandro Gómez and Juan Carlos Duque describe how thier PEAK research will be adapted to tackle urban challenges faced by public utility companies.
Bigger parks are not necessarily better for public health, according to recent findings from Peak Urban. There's a strong case for focusing on smaller parks and gardens, especially those encouraging physical activity.
The spread of the coronavirus virus provides us with a chance not only to re-examine the great challenges population movement poses to public health and governance both in China and the globalised world.
Aditie Surie looks at the various food distribution experiments taking place in India during lockdown and investigates what this means for both workers and vulnerable consumers.
Bhawani Buswala looks at the role city drains play in the complex lives of the urban poor, including dwelling,health, and fragile livelihoods.
Juan Pablo Orjuela showcases how PEAK researchers can create a sense of belonging amongst stakeholders in their projects
Warren Smit highlights the urgency of upgrading informal settlements to reduce the risk of infectious disease.