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Spotlight on: Young Voices

Urban Space Era: A Disruptive Approach Towards a Resilient City

By |August 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

Delhi, just as many other cities around the world, struggles to provide adequate housing for migrant workers. Young architect Kaif Ali presents a potential solution

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Spotlight on: Young Voices

The (Urban) Relevance of Community-Making

By |August 25th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , , |

The approach of the Fundación Hogares understands the relevance of strengthening social cohesion in neighbourhoods to respond to city-scale challenges. José Roberto shares some valuable insights into how community organisations are shaping their surroundings in infrastructure as well as in inclusiveness.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Land Value Capture: Creating the Financial Means for Affordable Cities

By |July 19th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Creating liveable, affordable cities requires significant public investments. How to finance them? The answer may lie in land value capture. This financing tool allows municipalities to recover the land value gains that result from public action such as zoning changes or investment in public infrastructure, to invest them back into the city. Sena Segbedzi, OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, shares stories of success from all over the world.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Urban Challenges in Post-COVID Times

By |June 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing challenges in the domain of social inclusion and housing. Cynthia Goytia on how cities can rise to these challenges and which solutions have already proven successful in urban Latin America.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Quality Urban Fabric Will Determine the Fate of Tomorrow’s Cities

By |June 21st 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , |

While we assume cities will continue to face rapid growth, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced a trend which counters linear population projections: qualified professionals no longer move where work is, but work from where they want to live. If, before the pandemic, cities competed to attract head offices or multinational corporations, today they have to compete for each qualified individual.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITES

Engineering the Perfectly Pedestrian City

By |May 10th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility|Tags: , |

Shyam Khandekar explains how cities can be built with humans as the focus of attention.

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