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The World Cities Report – Which Road Will We Take?

By |August 16th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Ben Arimah presents UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022, the crossroads we're at, and the options we've got.

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My Biggest Question to You

By |August 11th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

14-year-old climate activist and member of the BBC's 100 Most Influential and Powerful Women, Ridhima Pandey, on her hometown and what inspires her to work every day for a better and greener future for all.

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GDP, GDP Everywhere, Welfare on the Brink!

By |August 9th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

In order for the coming generation to have a future, governments, corporations, and individuals should focus less on economic growth and more on creating a sustainable system Zainab Bie argues.

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Digital Surveys to Access Marginalised Views in Favela Communities

By |August 4th 2022|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

The study of favelas has been characterised by traditional methods, usually consisting of paper-and-pen interviews and field research. Recent studies suggest that digital platforms are a convenient way to access marginalised populations. Maria Luisa Tarozzo Kawasaki shares her experiences with digital surveys in São Paulo's favela Vila Missionaria and explains how they caused her to develop Neibz, a software tool for urban data surveying.

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How Do You Advocate for Equal Rights for LGBTIQ in Dhaka?

By |August 2nd 2022|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

Creating safe cities for the LGBTIQ*+community is key to achieving the SDGs. Tushar Kanti Baidya offers approaches on how to make Dhaka more inclusive and sustainable for everybody.

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Urban Green Space in Accra’s Informal Settlements: Slum Residents’ Perceptions

By |July 28th 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Urban Green Spaces (UGS) contribute to the functioning of a city´s urban (eco)system. With the rapid urban expansion and the emergence of new slums, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah and Michael Osei Asibey call to include the residents in protecting UGS.

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Offering Affordable Housing in Egypt Through Microfinance

By |July 26th 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Governance & Finance, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Access to housing finance is an enormous challenge in Egyptian cities. Raed Fares and Safa Ashoub portray the approach by Habitat for Humanity Egypt: a microfinancing programme that also offers technical assistance and ensures to include local communities.

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What is the Affordable Housing Situation in Phnom Penh?

By |July 21st 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

The municipality of Phnom Penh does not live up to its responsibility to provide affordable housing for all, says Ronan Kemp from Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization - A Cambodian Urban NGO.

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Land Value Capture: Creating the Financial Means for Affordable Cities

By |July 19th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Creating liveable, affordable cities requires significant public investments. How to finance them? The answer may lie in land value capture. This financing tool allows municipalities to recover the land value gains that result from public action such as zoning changes or investment in public infrastructure, to invest them back into the city. Sena Segbedzi, OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, shares stories of success from all over the world.

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