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Bottom-Up Movements Revitalised – What is Different This Time?

By |2020-10-29T09:13:15+01:00October 29th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , |

Concluding our insight series on the event "Inclusive Cities – The Next Generation", Celine D'Cruz (Urban Development Practitioner), Franziska Schreiber (University of Stuttgart), and Nancy Naser Al Deen (TU Berlin) discuss ways of transformative change in cities based on the needs of its communities and protest culture structures.

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“Leadership and Project Finance is All You Need” – Whatever Happened to the Notion of Urban Transformation?

By |2020-10-28T11:21:01+01:00October 28th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Round 2 of our special focus week on ICLEI’s Daring Cities Conference includes highly critical and promising insights from Max Lohmann (C40 / GIZ), Hilmar von Lojewski (Association of German Cities), and Sarah Colenbrander (Overseas Development Institute).

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Global Agendas, National Urban Policies – Does Anybody Care?

By |2020-10-27T22:48:58+01:00October 27th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , , |

We are delighted to kick off our special focus week on Inclusive Cities with inputs by Billy Cobbett (Cities Alliance), Tobias Kettner (World Food Programme), and Tina Silbernagl (GIZ) on the question if and how global agendas, supra-national conventions, national urban policies and multilateral organisations and partnerships are critical instruments to promote value-based urban development.

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Municipal Financing: The Key to Climate-Neutral Cities (video)

By |2020-08-27T09:55:57+02:00August 27th 2020|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Climate Change & Resilience, Decentralisation, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , |

To learn more about the three levels of action required to improve municipal finance and ultimately build climate-neutral cities, take a look at this short explanatory film by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Infographics: Urban Development in South Africa

By |2020-05-05T11:25:42+02:00May 5th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series takes our readers to South Africa, offering interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in a country with a turbulent history.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Egypt

By |2020-04-08T15:30:42+02:00October 22nd 2019|Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series takes you to Egypt, offers interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development – in a country that already saw cities and urban life 5,500 years ago. Urban and Rural Population The graphic displays the growth of Egypt's rural and urban population. Today, more Egyptians are living in rural

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Mexico

By |2020-04-08T15:34:08+02:00August 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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Infographics: Urban Development in Viet Nam

By |2020-04-08T15:39:01+02:00May 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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Infographics: Urban Development in Brazil

By |2020-04-08T15:31:21+02:00September 13th 2018|Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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New Report Explores How Cities Can Participate in the Follow-up and Review of Global Sustainability Agendas

By |2018-02-12T10:39:16+01:00February 12th 2018|Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , |

At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cities Alliance has launched a new report that aims to help local and regional governments understand how they can participate in the follow-up and review process for global urban sustainability and climate agendas.

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Cities for a better world (video)

By |2018-02-06T00:11:17+01:00February 5th 2018|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , , |

Cities are irrefutably linked to human history and development. To learn more about the relevance of cities for global sustainable development and for achieving a better world, URBANET provides you with a short explainer video by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Sustainable cities – towards a low-carbon and resilient future

By |2017-11-09T15:06:06+01:00November 9th 2017|Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development, , , , , , |

What does a sustainable urban future look like? In a new video, municipal officials, urban experts and local residents from around the world talk about urban challenges, solutions for climate-friendly cities and future needs for low-carbon urban development.

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