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City-Wide Mapping for Disaster Management

By |August 13th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , |

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. But can maps help in coping with natural disasters? Harry Mahardhika Machmud from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia shows why spatial data is key for disaster management, and how it can be tailored to the needs of local communities.

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Inclusive Policies need Inclusive Policymaking – Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon

By |August 11th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Participatory Budgeting bridges the gap between governments and their people. Jules Dumas Nguebou and Achille Noupéou uncover what happens when disadvantaged Cameroonians suddenly have a say over city spending.

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Bangladesh: In Quest of a Decentralised Local Representative Bodies

By |August 4th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Are local government bodies in Bangladesh fully empowered? Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam investigates this question and makes a case for strengthening local leadership through ensuring funds and participation.

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Equitable Public Spaces in Latin America: A How-To

By |July 30th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Public spaces and public life in South American cities are dominated by car-oriented planning. Organisations like Chile-based Ciudad Emergente aim to change this through tactical urbanism.

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Equity and Access in Times of Pandemic

By |July 28th 2020|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , |

The COVID-19 outbreak poses a severe threat to global health and the provision of city services, especially affecting persons with disabilities and older persons. Luis Artieda on challenges and ideas how to tackle them.

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What will be the Post-Pandemic Urban Path?

By |July 21st 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Urban planners have been quick to imagine the historic changes in urban development the COVID-19 pandemic will bring about. Alexander Jachnow shares his view on the issue, suggesting we look at how much urban planning has changed after previous pandemics.

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How to be Truly Open: Rethinking Public Spaces in the Post-Covid City

By |July 16th 2020|Categories: Municipal & Climate Finance, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

To those not willing – or able – to spend money, many public spaces are not as public as they pretend to be. This has to change, argues Tuna Taşan-Kok, making the case for new coalitions in urban development.

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