Global Urban Debates

SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITES

Conceptualising The Liveable African City

By |2022-05-03T11:28:38+02:00May 3rd 2022|Global Urban Debates, Housing & Informality, , , , , |

What does liveability mean from an African cities' perspective and how do we get there? Taibat Lawanson presents an unconventional and compelling take on this question.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Citizen Interventions For Sustainable Urban Development in Banja Luka

By |2022-04-28T10:05:03+02:00April 28th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

The question of scale in urban space is one of the most discussed in recent urban discourse. In the framework of multi-scale approaches, the development of ongoing discourse on small-scale urban design, and its application in practice, Igor Kuvač presents examples of small-scale urban interventions in Banja Luka.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

The Urban Living Labs Implementation for the Displaced Community in Garut, Indonesia

By |2022-04-07T10:18:53+02:00April 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development, Global Urban Debates, , , |

With disasters forcing people to move, how can host cities ensure adequate living conditions for displaced communities? Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, and Medhiansyah Putra make a case for Urban Living Labs.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

The Future (and Past) of Cities is Female

By |2022-03-21T19:51:16+01:00March 15th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , |

Who defines our cities? And what are the consequences of these definitions? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman shares some reflections.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Bangladesh

By |2022-03-10T13:34:17+01:00March 10th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , , , , |

URBANET presents another country series, inviting readers to learn about urbanisation and urban development in Bangladesh! We kick off our focus weeks with a set of infographics. We offer you facts and figures from this young nation, where rapid urbansiation has been presenting urban planners and policymakers with various challenges and potentials alike.

Cities are Key to Changing Course and Transforming Education

By |2022-01-24T09:44:35+01:00January 24th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , |

The world is at a turning point. The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as an accelerator of technological disruption and inequalities, interlocked with the existential threat of the climate crisis. The only way forward is to transform our future. This is no less than a universal educational project to empower every person from the earliest age and throughout life with the knowledge, competences, and attitudes to live in dignity and act for the common good. Since more than half of humanity lives in urban areas, cities have a major role to play in realising the right to education for citizens throughout the world.

Global Citizenship Education – A Local Topic?

By |2022-01-20T10:26:52+01:00January 20th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Teaching and learning global citizenship may be a powerful answer to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. But how can cities approach this in their policies? Michelle Diederichs and Werner Wintersteiner on the potential of ‘local’ Global Citizenship Education.

Refugees in Towns: Strengthening Inclusion Through Education

By |2021-12-09T10:06:13+01:00December 9th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

How can cities include refugees and foster their civil participation? Access to education plays a key role. The Refugees in Towns project draws examples of best practices from around the world. By Jacob Ewing

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|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, , , |

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|Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, , , |

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.

Reimagining Cities

By |2021-08-25T11:41:13+02:00August 25th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

For the world’s growing urban populations, the “new normal” must mean better and sustainable places to live and work, and ways to travel, for all – not just a privileged few. By Barbara Norman and Peter Newman

Localising SDG 11 Through Inspirational Advocacy

By |2021-07-27T10:53:30+02:00July 27th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Can design drive positive change? This was the question at the core of London’s Design Biennale 2021. Laura Puttkamer was there and gives you the latest on the future of the urban designs that are here to change the world.

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

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

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

Co-Designing Resilient Recovery in Cities – New Partnerships for a New Era

By |2021-06-29T08:38:23+02:00June 29th 2021|Global Urban Debates, Urban Health, , |

Dana Omran from the Resilient Cities Network and Dr Nazmul Huq from ICLEI present the Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP).

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