Mannheim 2030 – Tailoring the 2030 Agenda to local interests and needs

By | 2017-07-19T15:15:38+00:00 July 19th 2017|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today, the High Level Political Forum for the implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2030 ends in New York City. On this occasion, Mayor Peter Kurz explains how the city of Mannheim, Germany is working towards implementing Agenda 2030 locally. Political leaders, the city administration and the citizens are collaborating to create an inclusive, citizen-oriented city. 

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“Create housing as a solution” – An interview with Ani Dasgupta, global director of WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:51+00:00 January 25th 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, STRENGTHENING FINANCING|Tags: , , , , |

What are the most pressing issues in low income housing? How can cities be given better opportunities to realise sustainable development? What are the key issues of sustainable urban development? Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities, spoke to URBANET about how to tackle these questions and why scaling and counting are important when working towards sustainable urban development.

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The SDGs go local! Why cities need to engage in integrated urban development

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:58+00:00 October 4th 2016|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, REALISING INTEGRATED PLANNING|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the Sustainable Development Goals to work, cities as key development actors need to apply integrated approaches. Different actors and levels of government must be provided with opportunities to collaborate in order to ensure inclusive, secure, resilient and sustainable urban development. Furthermore, coordinated territorial planning and cross-sectoral cooperation are significant for an effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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Urban Governance for Sustainable Global Development: From the SDGs to the New Urban Agenda 

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:59+00:00 September 23rd 2016|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” - this is the call to action formulated in Sustainable Development Goal 11. Although this reflects an awareness of urban governance issues in regard to sustainable development, our author argues that many of these issues are still neglected and need to be further elaborated.

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