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Advancing LGBTI Equality: The Rainbow Cities Network

By |July 14th 2020|Categories: Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Cities are crucial actors in fighting discrimination against LSBTI. The Rainbow Cities Network connects them and supports knowledge exchange among them to make this fight a successful one.

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National Climate Action: Why Cities Matter

By |July 9th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , |

Cities around the world want to ensure the placements of urban content in national climate actions. Responding to this demand, UN-Habitat presents their new guide "Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through urban climate action".

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Violence against Women and COVID-19: Can We Learn from the Pandemic?

By |July 7th 2020|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Global lockdowns have exacerbated violence against women yet teach us an important lesson on how to protect women in times of crises. Natalie R. Gill dives into the world of tech and frontier technologies to highlight the importance of women’s right to safe mobility.

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Resilient Cities are Green Cities

By |July 2nd 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 has strengthened our understanding of the vital relationship between healthy environments and the need for sustainable infrastructure. Donovan Storey from the Global Green Growth Institute reminds us that it is precisely in times of crises that we should commit to more holistic and ambitious green transformations.

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Healthy Cities? The Coronavirus Has Burst The Bubble

By |June 30th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Urban planning for healthier cities has existed for millennia. Yet the current pandemic lays bare the truth: a billion people cannot comply with even the most basic containment strategies. Julian Baskin, expert in participatory urban planning, explains what is going on and how to move forward.

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Restoring our Sound Equilibrium: Fighting Noise Pollution in Mexico City

By |June 26th 2020|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Noise is one of the top environmental hazards. Facing ever-growing cities, one wonders: is there anything we can do? Yes, there is. Jimena de Gortari Ludlow, expert in urban acoustics, examines the unique soundscape of the world’s fifth largest city and offers practical solutions.

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COVID-19: How Prepared is Urban India?

By |June 24th 2020|Categories: Housing & Informality, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

The current pandemic is a serious challenge for Indian cities. But Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Simi Mehta and Arjun Kumar argue the outbreak of contagious diseases is less of a natural disaster – and maybe more of a man-made one. Of inequalities, poor infrastructures and the way forward.

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An Opportunity to Reshape the World in the Aftermath of the Pandemic – The UCLG Dialogue for the Post-COVID Era

By |June 22nd 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Acknowledging that the international system needs to change substantially, United Cities and Local Governments Secretary General presents the organisation's political charter for a world after the pandemic.

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Resilience After Covid19 – A System-Thinking Approach

By |June 18th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Resilience needs to be a priority in shaping the post-pandemic future, argues David Jácome-Pólit, outlining the advantages of system-thinking in urban planning.

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