Resilience and Security in Cities: Lessons from Karachi and Medellín

Changing Nature of Conflict Development in Fragile Contexts | January 25, 2016 |

The following is an excerpt from an article originally published by the Oxford Human Rights Hub:

Cities are crucial to achieving the SDGs: more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, with this number predicted to increase to over two-thirds by 2050. Mapping out an implementation strategy for SDG 11 and 16 requires cities around the world to be able to identify the areas where these two goals intersect, and create an action plan to build resilience. Two major roadblocks to resilience and security are urban violence and poor governance. It is the intersection of these that dangerously exacerbates fragility in cities in South Asia and Latin America.”