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Urban power: still strong but humbler?

The COVID-19 crisis has been and is a crisis of the state, in the sense of a critical moment of transformation for the state. National governments have been back on the stage, with unprecedented strength as they have reshaped geographies –…

Lagos: a stress test for urbanization

To summarize the challenges facing cities in the developing world in the decades to come, one could look at the biggest city in the biggest economy in Africa: Lagos. Nigeria’s commercial capital, the city has a bustling seaport, is a…