“People need to own public space” – Interview with Ebru Gencer from the Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Ebru Gencer| March 14th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, Resilient Cities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Urban populations face risks, not only in regard to natural disasters and climate change, but also in terms of social problems such as unsafe public spaces. In an interview with URBANET, Ebru Gencer from CUDRR+R explains how cities and local governments can make cities more resilient and manage risks effectively.

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“Nowadays cities are more aware of the problem” – An interview with Jiao Tang and Luis Marinheiro from the ISWA

URBANET| January 31st 2017|Categories: Resilient Cities, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

In recent years there have been great advancements in solid waste management and people are becoming more and more aware of its importance. However especially in developing countries there is still a need for more sustainable solutions. We spoke to Jiao Tang and Luis Marinheiro about the current situation in waste management and what still needs to be done to make it more sustainable and innovative.

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Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

Claudia Hermes, Veronika Neumeier & Analyn Rubenecia| January 23rd 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, Resilient Cities|Tags: , , , , , |

Asia is one of the regions of the world that is experiencing extremely rapid urbanisation. The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has recently launched a photobook in which case studies of four cities in Asia illustrate innovative ways to tackle issues in key sectors such as flood and drainage management, water supply, transport and waste management.

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“Soon 20 percent of the land of Southern Bangladesh may be gone forever” – An interview with ANM Safiqul Alam, MD of Geomark

Safiqul Alam| January 17th 2017|Categories: Resilient Cities|Tags: , , , |

Bangladeshi cities do not only have to face difficult climate conditions, but also increasing waves of urban migration and the problems associated with that. URBANET spoke to ANM Safiqul Alam, managing director of the software and planning company Geomark, about how Bangladesh is facing these challenges and why he is hopeful for the future of the country.

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