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Building Community in the East of Mexico City

By |September 17th 2019| global urban debates, , , , |

In neglected parts of Mexico City, the work of the NGO ENSAMBLE shows how investing into community and togetherness can change poor urban areas for the better, including all residents in a highly participative process.

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How Vietnam Can Ensure Economic Growth and Create Green Cities

By |September 12th 2019| climate change & resilience, energy & waste, smart & digital development, , , , , , , , |

How can Vietnamese cities avoid the environmental pitfalls of rapid urbanisation? Adam Ward proposes solution-driven policies for key areas.

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Circular Economy for the Evolution of the Built Environment

By |September 10th 2019| green & smart development, , , , , |

With massive urbanisation rates worldwide, it is essential that our built environment contributes to sustainable urban planning. Vivek Jaisree Mohandas and Henning Wilts outline how the concept of Circular Economy can be applied to the construction sector.

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Climate Resilient Infrastructure – the Way Forward

By |September 5th 2019| climate change & resilience, , , , , |

Current design standards for building infrastructure are based on outdated, historic climate data. In the face of climate change, planning, operation, maintenance, and management of infrastructure need to be revised, says urban environmental planner Riya Rahiman.

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How to Make Sure Mexico’s Cities Don’t Run Out of Water

By |September 3rd 2019| water & sanitation, , , , , |

Water is a central issue for urban development in Mexico. Groundwater is overexploited, and there is a lack of wastewater treatment facilities. Jorge Silva reviews government programmes that aim to solve the problem.

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How Parking Meter Data Can Help Fight Corruption

By |August 28th 2019| governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , |

How can cities fight corruption? In Mexico, various cities have successfully worked with open data as an accountability tool that also improves service delivery. Ania Calderón and Eduardo Bohorquéz explain.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Mexico

By |August 27th 2019| global urban debates, , , , , , |

It is well-known that Mexico City counts among the five largest cities in the world. Yet, the history of urbanisation in the country has more interesting facts to offer. Learn more in URBANET’s latest series of infographics.

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UN-Habitat’s Integrated Municipal Finance Programme – Part 2

By |August 22nd 2019| governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , |

UN-Habitat's municipal finance programme is witnessing an exciting evolution in Kenya that offers lessons for local governments worldwide. Marco Kamiya, UN-Habitat’s Chief of the Urban Economy and Finance Branch describes the challenges cities face in their efforts to advance the sustainable development agenda.

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