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Basic Infrastructure & Housing

Addressing the Housing Affordability Challenge: A Shared Responsibility

By |October 31st 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: |

On World Cities Day, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, presents some recommendations on how to ensure affordable, accessible, and adequate housing for all.

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Contestations over Informal Settlements: Which Way Forward? An Interview

By |October 22nd 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Inclusion|Tags: , , |

Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented population growth. Despite large government housing programs, there are more and more informal settlements in the country, and cases of forceful displacement and evictions are on the rise. In the virtual event “Ways forward for informal settlements”, Tania Berger from Danube University Krems discusses options for inclusive urbanisation with an international panel.

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Why Housing Matters: The Impact of Affordable Housing for People on Low Incomes

By |October 15th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Good and affordable housing is key to people’s well-being. Andrew Jones presents the latest research from social enterprise Reall and unpacks what impact it has on the bottom 40 per cent of the income pyramid.

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Unplanned Housing in Bangladesh: The Problem with Housing Societies

By |October 13th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

When the government can’t provide sufficient housing, private co-operatives seem like a good idea – until they are not. Dr Mohammad Rezaul Karim provides a rare insight into the housing situation in urban Bangladesh and the consequences of unplanned housing.

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I (don’t) want to live here! Exploring perceptions of liveability in Bangladesh

By |September 17th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Participation|Tags: , |

What makes people prefer one place over another? Liveability is a popular topic, but smaller cities are still left unexplored. Istiakh Ahmed from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development wonders what residents in coastal Bangladesh consider a liveable, even loveable city.

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And I Thought Public Spaces are Meant for Everyone!

By |September 3rd 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Public spaces in India lack even the most basic amenities, making them unsafe for women and the vulnerable. Priya Varadarajan explores different obstacles and solutions – and recounts a very personal tale of what it means to be a woman in today’s India.

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