REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT 2017-05-20T11:51:44+00:00

New approaches for pressing challenges

By | August 8th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY|Tags: , , , , |

Most people who are fleeing the war in Syria find shelter in the neighbouring countries. Their host communities are facing the challenge of providing services to a growing population, especially concerning water and energy supply and waste management. A partnership programme makes it possible for municipalities to exchange knowledge and jointly work on solutions.

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How M-Pesa is changing everyday life in Kenya

By | July 31st 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mobile money has revolutionised the lives of many people in the Global South, most of all the ones living in difficult economic circumstances. The M-Pesa service in Kenya is one of these success stories. Judith Owigar describes how it helps making basic services like water and energy available to citizens.

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What does the Integral Implementation of the New Urban Agenda mean?

By | July 7th 2017|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA, REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , |

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most urbanised regions of the planet. At the same time it is also the world’s most unequal region, a region where poverty and wealth coexist and antagonise each other daily, especially in urban spaces. Today, 80 per cent of the Latin American population lives in cities, with half of the urban population in LAC concentrated in rapidly growing intermediate cities. But what are the main challenges cities in Latin America and the Caribbean have to face? And which integral approaches do cities pursue to overcome them?

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Small towns, rural-urban linkages and regional development

By | July 5th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, REALISING INTEGRATED PLANNING|Tags: , , , , |

Regional development that includes urban and rural areas, people and enterprises is crucial for sustainable development. This is especially the case for low and middle income countries undergoing the urban transition, and for countries where employment opportunities need to be created in both urban and rural areas for a growing and youthful population.

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What characterises an ideal city, and how do we get there?

By | June 22nd 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT|Tags: , , , , , |

What do we envision the ideal city of the future to be like? How can we approach such an ideal in urban planning? According to Marco Dall’Orso, the (re)creation of urban environments needs to balance and integrate multiple strategies. Taking into account the quality of the socio-economic and built-natural environment, he develops a framework that can be used to analyse a city’s strengths, weaknesses, and possible trajectories for future development.

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“I think the Smart Cities are on the right track” – An interview with GP Hari, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.

By | April 28th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS|Tags: , , , , , , |

The city of Kochi in India is a Smart City, meaning that it is well connected and accessible, and over time is being developed into a clean, green and healthy city that is governed in a smart way. In an interview with URBANET, GP Hari from Kochi Metro Rail Ltd talks about how the city is tackling the Smart City approach and what the future might bring.

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