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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Making Cities Inclusive for Marginalised and Climate Vulnerable Populations

By |2022-07-12T15:57:59+02:00July 12th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Energy & Waste, , , |

The world today needs solutions, to eradicate poverty in a holistic and sustainable manner. They lie in better technology, affordable finance, and induced market linkages. All these are factors that can be incentivised through city governments, argue Huda Jaffer and Nirmita Chandrashekar, emphasising that the poor should be part of the solution and not the problem.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Womenomics for the Cities We Need

By |2022-06-23T08:02:06+02:00June 23rd 2022|Decent Work, Youth & Gender, , , |

"The City We Need Now!" (TCWNN) is a campaign by UN Habitat that is inclusive and promotes gender equality. Prof. Analia Pastran, Co-Chair of the Professionals Group and Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Habitat’ World Urban Campaign, on the importance of female professional alliances.

COVID-19 in Cities – Pathways Towards Transformative Urban Recovery

By |2021-06-22T08:31:11+02:00June 8th 2021|Decent Work, Urban Health, , , |

Anna Walnycki and Alice Sverdlik present the new framework co-created by the IIED's Human Settlements Groups and key urban stakeholders.

How the Lack of Public Transport is Keeping Women in Jordan at Home

By |2021-07-14T09:36:52+02:00May 20th 2021|Decent Work, Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender, , , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

Equal Access for All in Amman, Jordan

By |2021-04-22T08:15:36+02:00April 22nd 2021|Decent Work, Urban Health, , , |

Amman's infrastructure is not accessible to everyone. This has far-reaching consequences for people with disabilities – their everyday lives, their education, and their employment. Asia Yaghi analyses challenges and options.

Right to the City: Informal Workers and Public Space in Mexico City

By |2021-04-15T09:33:45+02:00April 15th 2021|Decent Work, , , , |

The informal economy contributes significantly to the wealth of many cities worldwide, but local legislators rarely recognise the rights of informal workers to use public space. Tania Espinosa Sánchez from WIEGO shares critical insights from Ciudad de México.

Local Value Addition in India’s and Indonesia’s Construction Raw Materials Sectors

By |2021-01-26T07:54:03+01:00January 26th 2021|Decent Work, Decentralisation, Economic Development, , , , |

Construction raw materials are a source for local value addition – if their potential is fully tapped. The sector project "Extractives and Development" of the “The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources" (BGR) presents its research results – and emphasises the need to pay special attention to labour rights and environmental protection.

Linking to Your Local Producer: Urban Innovation in Mexico

By |2020-12-03T09:13:27+01:00December 3rd 2020|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, , , , |

Mexican cities feature an array of innovative market formats, redefining producer-consumer relationships while creating interactive, public spaces at the same time. Jorge Javier and Dr Cecilia Tortajada on the reinvention of old institutions.

Urban Mining in Ghana

By |2020-04-23T08:25:37+02:00April 23rd 2020|Decent Work, Housing & Informality, , , |

Analyses of Ghana's e-waste import tend to focus on the dangerous effects of its informal processing. Richard Grant and Martin Oteng-Ababio employ the concept of urban mining to take a more differentiating look at a thriving informal economy.

Gender, Precarity, and Inequality in Cairo’s Neighbourhoods

By |2020-06-22T12:23:09+02:00November 18th 2019|Decent Work, Youth & Gender, , , |

Cities are experienced differently by their residents due to a multitude of factors. Analysing several neighbourhoods in Egypt's Greater Cairo Region, Professors Diane Singerman and Danielle Higgins call for an intersectional approach that considers gender, employment status, and geography when trying to understand causes of urban inequality.

Sustainable Cities for All – How Can SDGs Contribute?

By |2019-07-25T11:40:45+02:00July 25th 2019|Decent Work, , , , , |

Migrant workers in cities often experience exclusion and discrimination. Hoang Phuong Thao explains the particular situation of women migrant workers in Vietnam, and why SDG implementation is a great tool for integrating disadvantaged groups into the urban development process.

Don’t Build Spaces, Build Ecosystems

By |2021-02-22T15:24:55+01:00February 28th 2019|Decent Work, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

When opening creative spaces, it is not enough to simply designate a space and add tools and technology, says Roman Vydro, co-Founder of Garage Hub, a community workshop in Kharkiv, Ukraine. What is way more important, is to include a variety of people and let their input create an entire creative ecosystem.

An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2020-06-22T12:26:06+02:00February 26th 2019|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

Across Latin America, software developers are urgently needed. Laboratoria, an organisation launched in Lima, Peru, focusses on meeting this demand – and, at the same time, opens urban labour markets for women.

More Than Income: How Selling Household Items Can Transform Slum Communities

By |2020-06-22T12:48:14+02:00February 12th 2019|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

"LivelyHoods" forges economic opportunities for youth and women in Kenyan slums – while at the same time promoting clean energy. What are the project's success factors and what challenges does it face?

Youth Employment in Lagos, Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

By |2020-06-22T12:43:43+02:00February 7th 2019|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

In Lagos, youth are believed to constitute about 50 per cent of the population, equalling over 10 million people. Facing high rates unemployment and an ever-growing population, decision-makers need to understand both the challenges and the opportunities that characterise youth employment in Lagos, argues Oje Ivagba

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