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Integrated Urban Development – Global Partnerships, Local Benefits

By |June 4th 2020|Categories: global urban debates, multi stakeholder partnerships|Tags: , , , |

Why tackle challenges alone, when there is so much to be gained from working together? How global peer learning strengthens cities in their role as leading actors of urban change. By the South African – German City Peer Learning Network.

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Migrants Hold the Key to Urban Resilience and COVID-19 Recovery

By |June 2nd 2020|Categories: global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance|Tags: , , , |

Migrants are critical to the resilience of cities all over the world and simultaneously some of the most vulnerable urban dwellers when disaster strikes. Michele Acuto and Daniel Pejic from Connected Cities Lab explain why addressing urban migrant vulnerability strengthens the resilience of cities and fast-tracks our recovery from COVID-19.

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Can Cities Become Car-Free After the Covid19 Pandemic?

By |May 28th 2020|Categories: green & smart development, urban mobility|Tags: , , , |

In the course of the COVID19 pandemic, many cities are rethinking their transport systems. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen outlines challenges and solutions and argues that this is the time to boost the concept of a car-free city.

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Encouraging Greater Walking and Cycling in Tshwane

By |May 26th 2020|Categories: green & smart development, urban mobility|Tags: , , |

Tshwane, South Africa, wants to encourage walking and cycling among its residents. Michael Kihato from C40 Cities Finance Facility outlines challenges and solutions in one of the country's three capitals.

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A New and Better Normal for Urban Mobility in Indonesia

By |May 20th 2020|Categories: urban mobility|Tags: , , , |

Indonesia is not spared from the COVID-19 global pandemic. For urban mobility planners, however, this unfortunate pandemic presents a unique opportunity to reflect on our public transport efficiency and resiliency strategies and shape a new and better normal.

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Kampala’s Inspiring Journey Towards a Cycling-Friendly City

By |May 14th 2020|Categories: urban & metropolitan governance, urban mobility|Tags: , , , , |

Uganda’s capital leads the way towards an increasingly popular mode of transportation: biking. In times of urbanisation, recent policies indicate a shift towards greater sustainability. Amanda Ngabirano, Vice President of the World Cycling Alliance, highlights the developments in the city of seven hills.

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Designing Streets for People, not for Cars: The Case of Khartoum

By |May 12th 2020|Categories: urban & metropolitan governance, urban mobility|Tags: , , , |

Rapid urbanisation does not have to be a problem as long as we commit to the development of sustainable public spaces. Khalafalla Omer highlights the situation in Khartoum and how urban interventions may improve the future of Sudan’s capital.

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The TUMI Observatory on COVID19

By |May 7th 2020|Categories: global urban debates, urban mobility|Tags: , , , , , |

In cities around the world, many people come together daily to use public transport – a risky endeavor in times of a pandemic. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative TUMI takes a look at protective measures of urban public transport systems around the world.

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Infographics: Urban Development in South Africa

By |May 5th 2020|Categories: global urban debates|Tags: , , , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series takes our readers to South Africa, offering interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in a country with a turbulent history.

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