“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: , , , , , , , , , |

Ebru Gencer

Ebru Gencer

Executive Director at CUDRR+R
Ebru Gencer is the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, an independent research organisation based in New York City. She is an urban planner specialized in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Dr Gencer is also the Co-Chair of the Urban Planning Advisory Group to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York.
Ebru Gencer

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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“I hope the New Urban Agenda will be a tool” – An interview with Sonia Dias from WIEGO

Sonia Dias| March 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES|Tags: , , , |

Sonia Dias

Sonia Dias

Solid Waste Specialist at WIEGO
A sociologist by training, Sonia refers to herself as a “garbologist” and specializes in solid waste management. Sonia has been active in the field in Brazil since 1985 with a focus on promoting the integration of social inclusion aspects into the technical planning of waste collection and recycling. Through graduate and master’s studies, she has delved deeply into the role of participation in solid waste management in Brazil and the role of the local governments in strengthening waste pickers' organizations in Belo Horizonte City.
Sonia Dias

Sonia Dias has been working with grassroots organizations and in the informal sector in Brazil and beyond since the 1980s. A sociologist by training, her work focusses on participatory processes in waste management, always keeping the focus on the role of women in this field. In an interview with URBANET she spoke about what women can do to better make their voice heard and be more empowered in the city.

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“Participation is a prerequisite for sustainable urban development”

Franziska Schreiber & Kai Fischer| September 28th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION|Tags: , , , , |

Franziska Schreiber & Kai Fischer

Franziska Schreiber & Kai Fischer

Project Managers at adelphi
Franziska Schreiber works for adelphi as a project manager in the area of urban transformation. Her work engages with international urban negotiation processes as well as with different aspects of urban governance, sustainable urban development and the interface of urban planning and social cohesion. She is the author of various studies, political analyses and develops dialogue formats for current political processes.

Kai Fischer works for adelphi has a project manager in the area of urban transformation. He has engaged with questions of global urbanization, urban governance and urban climate protection in various studies and reports.
Franziska Schreiber & Kai Fischer

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According to Franziska Schreiber and Kaj Fischer from the think tank adelphi, innovative participation processes make cities more livable. URBANET talked to both urbanisation experts about how municipalities and residents can work together to shape their city.

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