“Local governments are better equipped” – An interview with John Bongat, mayor of Naga City

John Bongat| January 3rd 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

John Bongat

John Bongat

Mayor at Naga City
John Bongat is the mayor of Naga City in the Philippines.
John Bongat

John Bongat is the mayor of Naga City in the Philippines, one of the most disaster-prone cities in the world. URBANET talked to him about how he attempts to make Naga City more livable.

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part I: India’s Urban Transformation

Shipra Narang Suri| November 22nd 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

Shipra Narang Suri

Shipra Narang Suri

Dr. Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK. She is a Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), responsible in particular for technical cooperation and projects. She is also co-Chair of the World Urban Campaign, and Vice-President of the General Assembly of Partners.
Shipra Narang Suri

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this first part, she outlines the shift in urban growth in India and measures that are being taken in response to it.

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