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The Future is Public Transport

By |June 22nd 2021|Categories: Urban Health, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

To achieve the economic, social and environmental benefits of mass public transport, we need long-term sustainable public investment in systems which are accountable to citizens and workers. Social and climate justice must drive the Covid-19 recovery and guarantee that the future is public transport, argues Alana Dave.

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The Monoculture of Midtown Manhattan

By |June 15th 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Highlighting yet another long-lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phil Myrick takes a look at the concept of central business districts – and argues that its upcoming end is something to look forward to.

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Urban Resilience in Jordan: Shocks, Stressors and Pointers for Moving Forward

By |June 10th 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Climate change and urban growth, political tensions and a global pandemic on top – how can cities respond and take action towards a more sustainable future? Dr Deyala Tarawneh offers insights from Amman.

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COVID-19 in Cities – Pathways Towards Transformative Urban Recovery

By |June 8th 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Anna Walnycki and Alice Sverdlik present the new framework co-created by the IIED's Human Settlements Groups and key urban stakeholders.

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Making Amman’s Public Spaces More Gender-Inclusive For Both Women and Men

By |June 3rd 2021|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Rahel Hermann and Rebekka Keuss argue that we need to know more about the specific lived experiences of women and men within a city to make cities more gender-inclusive.

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Climate Change Adaptation in Spain: When a Plan is not Enough

By |June 1st 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to reduce the effects of climate change, making climate adaptation – the process of adjustment to climate change and entailing hazards – necessary. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at Spain's climate adaptation plan, its flaws, and its potential.

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What is Next for Cities and Climate? Three Established Strategies for Advancing Climate Collaborations

By |May 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

With climate change impacts intensifying in the coming years, governmental action is now needed more than ever. Paola Adriázola introduces proven collaborative strategies for municipalities and regions around the world.

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Jordan Needs More Innovative Solutions for its Transport Woes

By |May 25th 2021|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

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