Global Urban Debates

From Timber Cities to Integrated Urban Planning – How to Make Our Cities More Climate-Friendly

By |2021-11-18T10:20:12+01:00November 18th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

The 11th of November was Cities Day at the recent climate conference COP26 in Glasgow. Together with BMZ and Cities Alliance, GIZ organised an event entitled “Cities built4climate – Shaping the global transformation in construction”. Considering that the construction sector is responsible for about 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions, it is particularly relevant to find ways to cut down emissions in construction.

Urban Migration: To Meet the Needs of Migrants and Displaced People, Trust Cities

By |2021-09-23T09:36:09+02:00September 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

The international community should direct their support towards city governments to advance good urban governance that responds to the realities of urban migration, argues Samer Saliba from the Mayors Migration Council.

Localising the SDGs: A Call for Urban Equality as a Guiding Principle

By |2021-07-06T10:26:45+02:00July 6th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Localising the global Sustainable Development Goals presents key challenges to policymakers everywhere. An ‘Urban Equality lens’ however, may help navigate some of the tensions, contradictions, and gaps in the Agenda. By KNOW Investigators

What is Next for Cities and Climate? Three Established Strategies for Advancing Climate Collaborations

By |2021-05-27T08:15:25+02:00May 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

With climate change impacts intensifying in the coming years, governmental action is now needed more than ever. Paola Adriázola introduces proven collaborative strategies for municipalities and regions around the world.

Collaborative Climate Action: A Pre-Requisite for More Ambitious Climate Policy

By |2021-11-04T16:52:26+01:00May 18th 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , |

The GIZ publication "Collaborative Climate Action - A Pre-Requisite for more Ambitious Climate Policy" explains why fighting climate change and its negative impacts requires the systematic cooperation of all governmental levels in order to be successful.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Jordan

By |2021-11-04T12:25:07+01:00May 6th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , |

URBANET's latest country series focuses on Jordan, and as always, we start the series with a collection of infographics! Learn more about urban development in a country where urbanisation has been a powerful factor for more than 30 years.

Rethinking “Fortress Europe”: Public Spaces from Idomeni to Thessaloniki, Greece

By |2021-04-20T08:45:40+02:00April 20th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , |

After years of ongoing crisis, the once called temporary measures at the EU borders have become constant ones: the Fortress Europe has solidified. Isabell Enssle presents the effects the fortified border has for communities and public spaces from the North Macedonian-Greek borderline to the city of Thessaloniki, linking them with a tool kit for inclusive public spaces.

Realising Inclusive Cities by Rethinking Urban Mobility

By |2021-04-08T13:53:21+02:00April 8th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Inclusion has always been a conscious policy choice. Christopher Dekki reveals how cities around the world are increasingly prioritising the mobility needs of a select few rather than providing safe and accessible spaces for all.

Perceptions Data Reveal Patterns of Tenure Insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa

By |2021-03-23T09:51:34+01:00March 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

Understanding what drives perceived security can help policymakers and urban planners make better choices. Shahd Mustafa shares new findings from Prindex’s report on land rights in the Arab region.

Do Land-Based Commons Lead to More Inclusive Cities in the Global South?

By |2021-03-04T10:47:03+01:00March 4th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

What is the impact of land-based commons on tenure security and on progresses toward “inclusive cities”? Eric Denis, Claire Simonneau, and Irène Salenson explore cases of collective housing projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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