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A City in Transition: The Future of Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

By |May 21st 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, green & smart development, urban mobility, , , , , |

With a growing population and economy, Ho Chi Minh City faces important decisions regarding transportation infrastructure. Robert Marshall calls for a contextual approach.

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The Future is Community-led: How People Are Improving Their Neighbourhoods Across Africa

By |May 16th 2019| housing & informality, , , , , , , , |

All across Africa, the most rapidly urbanising continent, locals are taking action to improve their neighbourhoods and get access to adequate housing and services. Leading up the UN Habitat Assembly, URBANET presents examples from Senegal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

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When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 2

By |May 14th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

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When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 1

By |May 9th 2019| housing & informality, , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

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Building from Scratch and Sand

By |May 7th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, green & smart development, housing & informality, , , , |

Urban areas around the world face the challenge of delivering affordable housing to ever growing populations. Availability and expenses of both building material and skilled workers are a common hindrance. Turning sand into a revolutionary new building material might offer a solution, writes PolyCare Co-Founder Dr Gerhard Dust.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Viet Nam

By |May 2nd 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, green & smart development, housing & informality, , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development in Viet Nam.

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Infrastructure and SDGs in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

By |April 30th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, governance & finance, , , , , , , |

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, commits to implementation of the SDGs. To this end, the city focusses on sustainable construction, always ensuring to align the SDGs with national policies.

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Sustainable Integrated Waste Management: Aiming at the Source Rather than the End

By |April 25th 2019| energy & waste, , , , , , |

To achieve sustainable integrated waste management, municipalities need to move away from end-of-pipe approaches. What is rather needed are softer approaches that set incentives for sustainable waste management at an early stage of waste handling.

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