Kate Henderson

GARDEN CITIES ARE NOT JUST ABOUT BRICKS AND MORTAR Garden cities are certainly not a numbers game. They are not just about bricks and mortar;...

Professor Dr. Wade Davis

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at...

Dr. Robert Govers

CHALLENGES FACING HUMANITY Globalisation has accelerated the challenges facing humanity, but even though we now have the technology and international media, globalisation has done little...

James Howard Kunstler

HUMAN SETTLEMENTS ARE LIKE LIVING ORGANISMS Human settlements are like living organisms. They must grow, and they will change. But we can decide on the...

Tun (Dr.) Mohammed Hanif Omar

COMMUNITY IS THE WORD Urban Century demands and expectations placed upon tomorrow's sense-of-place are unprecedented. Learn More DEPUTY EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF GENTING BERHAD PRESIDENT OF...

Dr. Howard Duncan

FULLER INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS INTO THE SOCIETAL MAINSTREAM The growth over the past 25 years of transnational communities and of transnational enclaves throughout the world,...

Kingsley Aikins CBE

MEASUREMENT OF POWER IS YOUR CONNECTEDNESS I believe there is such a thing as diaspora capital, just as there is financial capital, human capital. Now...

Professor Dr. Glenn Albrecht

WE ARE AN ECOSYSTEM Modern humans have rapidly changed the conditions that were prevalent during their emergence as a species some 200,000 years ago. For...

Professor Dr. Saskia Sassen

MAKING OF SUB-ECONOMIES, NOT THE ECONOMY.   Parts of our economies, societies, and states are being stripped bare by an extreme form of predatory capitalism....

Professor Dr. Vladimir Kolosov

GLOBAL GEOGRAPHICAL ORGANIZATION International Geographical Union (IGU) is one of the oldest international academic associations and has well established traditions. It is the only really...

Helena Norberg-Hodge

GREAT DREAM OF A ‘GLOBAL VILLAGE’ The Ladakhi community lost their ­“humanness” when they gave up their traditional resources and no longer practiced their traditional...

Gustavo Esteva Figueroa

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS DAMAGING THEIR BENEFICIARIES Even the best development programs, like those I was conceiving and implementing, were totally counterproductive: damaging to their supposed beneficiaries...

Professor Emeritus Dr. Yi-Fu Tuan

GEOGRAPHERS EXPLORE THE POWER HUMANDS WIELD IN NATURE People think that geography is about capitals, land forms, and so on. But it is also about...

Dr. Vandana Shiva

HOPE THROUGH EARTH You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. The...