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 these "fragile cities," super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and government often ineffective. He shows us the four big risks we face, and offers a way to change course.
Explore Robert Muggah's data-driven, open-source tool that breaks down the distribution of homicide around the world.
Check out the largest publicly available repository of data on cities in the world, on a visualization platform developed by the Igarapé Institute in partnership with the United Nations University, World Economic Forum and 100 Resilient Cities.
Advanced machine learning tools are helping citizens better predict crime trends. Check out a new crime forecasting platform, CrimeRadar, developed by Robert Muggah and his colleagues at Igarapé Institute, ViaScience and Mosaico.