BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING2019-03-21T16:16:39+02:00

Using Forests for Water Treatment: An Example from Rio de Janeiro

By |March 21st 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , , |

Ecosystem loss and degradation contributes to water insecurity worldwide – natural infrastructure strategies that protect and restore natural systems aim to halt and reverse this trend. Suzanne Ozment and Rafael Feltran-Barbieri discuss how water utilities can profit from restoring ecosystems.

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What Hides Behind the Concept of Digital Water?

By |March 19th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , |

How can digitalisation of urban services increase sustainable urbanisation? What different approaches and innovations already exist and have proven successful? Kala Vairavamoorthy, director of the International Water Association addresses these questions.

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A Place Like Too Many Others: Gender Inequality in Bawana, Delhi

By |March 8th 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , , , , , |

In urban settlements around the world, city administrations struggle, and often fail, to provide essential services, safe spaces, and socio-economic securities to residents. While this poses difficulties and dangers to all inhabitants, the consequences of such neglect are especially severe for low-income women and girls.

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The Shape of Economic Growth

By |January 22nd 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

With more and more people moving to cities, the question arises how to organise urban expansion in a way that ensures economic growth and quality of life. Nina Harari discusses which urban configurations can best accommodate urban growth and whether a city's shape influences its economic development.

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Casa Minha Nosso Bairro: Inclusive Urban Development in Maputo, Mozambique

By |November 8th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , |

Projects aimed at the upgrading of settlements often face the question of how to increase living standards for all residents – while keeping housing costs at a level affordable for the original population. The initiative "Casa Minha Nosso Bairro" takes an innovative approach towards this issue, aiming at living conditions that nurture a peaceful living environment for all urban residents

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Urban Slums in Nigeria: Ensuring Healthy Living Conditions

By |October 25th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, health & education, housing & informality, , , , , , |

Many of Lagos’ residents live in informal settlements with no or limited access to basic services. With new immigrants arriving from rural areas every day, pressure increases on the already poor living conditions. Comprehensive action is needed to tackle interconnected social, environmental and health issues, says Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale.

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