Robert Muggah speaks at TED Global NYC. The urban specialist and co-founder of the Igarapé Institute sets out six ways for urban centers to address the global migration crisis, terrorism, and climate change.
The TED talk features data from the Earth TimeLapse visualization which highlights several climatic and human threats on an interactive map.
Executive director Ilona Szabó’s talk on Civil Society Diplomacy is now featured on the TED website.
Ilona is the founder and executive director of the Igarapé Institute, she presented her talk called “The Rise of Civil Society Diplomacy” at the TED Global 2014 conference in Rio de Janeiro. She shared 4 lessons to change the world, derived from her engagement in two transforming social movements: the Brazilian Disarmament Campaign (2003-2005) and The Global Commission on Drug Policy (2011-present).
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.