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The Human Rights Dimensions of India’s Smart Cities Mission

By |August 16th 2018| global urban debates, green & smart development, inclusion, smart & digital development, , , , |

Shivani Chaudhry from the Housing and Land Rights Network argues that India’ Smart Cities Mission lacks a human rights dimension – with highly problematic consequences.

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Why the Smart Cities Movement Will Change Indian Cities Profoundly

By |August 14th 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, smart & digital development, , |

The concept of 'smart cities' is celebrated globally as one solution to the problems of urbanisation. Jagan Shah argues that in India, the Smart Cities Mission helps to overcome outdated structures in urban planning and governance.

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Land Governance: Catalyst for Sustainable Urban Development

By |August 2nd 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, , , , , , |

Without land reforms, sustainable urbanisation is set to fail, argues Danilo Antonio from UN-Habitat. In his article, he outlines the conflicting interests around land governance issues and points out ways to secure land access and property rights for all urban dwellers.

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Collaboration for Climate Change Adaptation in Cities: Some Observations from Nepal

By |July 26th 2018| climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, , , , , , , |

In the fourth part of our series on the Talanoa Dialogues, Kirti Kusum Joshi talks about the need for dialogue between federal, provincial, and local governments in order to reduce Nepal's vulnerability to climate change.

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How to Reduce Nigeria’s Urban Carbon Footprint

By |July 24th 2018| climate change & resilience, energy & waste, green & smart development, national urban policies, , , , , , |

By increasing the share of renewables in Nigeria’s energy production, a growing urban population will be able to attain energy supply and greenhouse gas emissions will go down, says author Ifeoma Malo from Power for All.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production in Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Story of A New Beginning

By |July 23rd 2018| global urban debates, , , , , , , |

Achieving SDG 12—Responsible Consumption and Production—would entail the implementation of various other SDGs, argues Farah Kabir. ActionAid Bangladesh aims at raising awareness and changing consumption patterns in the capital city of Dhaka.

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Localisation is Mobilisation: The 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific

By |July 19th 2018| governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

It is important to think locally when implementing the SDGs, argues Christopher Dekki. Countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Laos and Sri Lanka, are examples of this successful approach.

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