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SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

The New Face of Bogotá’s Bronx

By |May 17th 2022|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

Bogotá's Bronx used to be an area infamous for crime and violence. Gabriel Ortiz van Meerbeke outlines how the arts and the cultural industry are transforming the area into a liveable district.

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How Rwanda Is Building Liveable Cities Of All Sizes With Practical Climate Actions

By |May 12th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , , |

Rwanda has some of the most ambitious climate goals in Africa and its urban leaders are planning and implementing tangible actions to get there. These will increase city dwellers’ quality of life and protect the environment.

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Engineering the Perfectly Pedestrian City

By |May 10th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

Shyam Khandekar explains how cities can be built with humans as the focus of attention.

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Empowerment Through Blocking-Out In Cape Town’s Informal Settlements

By |May 5th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

How can architectural solutions contribute to increase liveability in informal settlements? Alfredo Brillembourg portrays how the process of blocking-out facilitated the empowerment and upgrading in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha.

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Conceptualising The Liveable African City

By |May 3rd 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , , |

What does liveability mean from an African cities' perspective and how do we get there? Taibat Lawanson presents an unconventional and compelling take on this question.

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Citizen Interventions For Sustainable Urban Development in Banja Luka

By |April 28th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

The question of scale in urban space is one of the most discussed in recent urban discourse. In the framework of multi-scale approaches, the development of ongoing discourse on small-scale urban design, and its application in practice, Igor Kuvač presents examples of small-scale urban interventions in Banja Luka.

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Building A Home For Bicycles In Langa

By |April 26th 2022|Categories: Governance & Finance, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , |

The bicycle hub in Cape Town's township of Langa started as a small community initiative that delivered medicine to bedridden people in the neighbourhood. Within just two years, it developed into a local enterprise that shapes mobility patterns in Langa. Founder Mzikhona Mgedle shares a story of success.

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JAGA MISSION – Transforming Lives, Leaderships, and Liveability

By |April 21st 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

The Indian state of Odisha has initiated a slum upgrading programme that acknowledges residents as city makers. Preeti Prada Panigrahi presents its advantages and successes.

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Last Mile Deliveries: How Far Can We Go?

By |April 19th 2022|Categories: Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdowns have put immense pressure on global logistics: movement came to a halt while demand for goods remained the same. How can this demand be met in cities without causing a traffic nightmare – especially thinking about last mile deliveries? Payal Pandya shares some ideas from Dublin, Ireland.

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