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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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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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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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Cape Town’s Future is Renewable

By |March 26th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, energy & waste, , , , |

Cape Town is committed to providing clean, affordable and accessible energy to all its residents. Increasing the use of renewable energy, implementing innovative financing options, and challenging national energy legislation are some of the ways the city hopes to shift away from a history of inequality, writes Mary Haw.

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