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Room for Improvement: How to (Better) Integrate Housing and Labour Markets

By |September 19th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, decent work, housing & informality, , , , |

Housing and labour are mutually dependent, but their connection is overlooked in economic policies most of the time. Edmundo Werna, Ramin Keivani and Youngha Cho argue that a closer look and a different understanding of how the two markets are linked will lead to more effective solutions and better housing and livelihood conditions, especially in the Global South.

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San Francisco Climate Summit Not Global Enough for Developing World Leaders

By |September 17th 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , |

For three days San Francisco became a climate change hub, filled with conferences and workshops. Still the Global Climate Action Summit turned out to be focused on the cities of the Global North.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Brazil

By |September 13th 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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Urban Regeneration: Viewpoints of a Mexican City

By |September 12th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , |

The city of Morelia, Mexico is planning to combat urban sprawl by densification and regeneration. With “District 4.0”, the city is hoping to attract investments from the creative-digital industries.

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Climate Dance in San Francisco

By |September 11th 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , |

This month, representatives of subnational governments are getting together at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. They are hoping to push national governments to adopt more ambitious climate targets.

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Young People’s Participation: Critical for Responsive City Planning

By |September 6th 2018| housing & informality, , , , , |

In the Indian city of Mumbai, different groups participated in revising the city’s Development Plan. This article highlights the importance of the participation of young people in city planning at the neighbourhood level if planning is to respond adequately and responsibly to contemporary challenges.

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Liveable Cities Need Sustainable Solutions

By |September 4th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, climate change & resilience, green & smart development, , , |

Climate change poses new and specific challenges to the way we think about building. Christine Lemaitre from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) calls out to architects, planners, and builders to respond to this challenge instead of waiting for the entailing problems to solve themselves.

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Mexico: Climate Finance from State to Municipal Level

By |August 29th 2018| governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , |

Fulfilling Mexico’s ambitious NDC depends largely on the ability of subnational entities to mitigate climate change. Emily Castro explains how the country approaches its goals.

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