Lou Del Bello reports from COP27 and highlights some of the key topics, such as the war in Ukraine and the Summary for Urban Policymakers. The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Global Urban Debates
To get cities back on track to avoid building towards a climate crisis, actions must start today. Donovan Storey and Etta Madete Mukuba on sustainable design principles, alternative building materials, and technologies.
Echoes of the same story can be heard in cities across the globe – homelessness is on the rise and the cost of housing is increasing at an alarming rate while the availability of decent housing dwindles. Kirsten McRae with recent statistics on the global housing crisis and why we should no longer financialise our most basic human good.
When faced with stereotypical images of refugee camps as isolated places without ways of contribution or interaction the example of Palestine refugee camp Marka proves these expectations wrong. Dina Dahood Dabash sheds light on factors that contributed to the current agency of the Marka camp in Jordan.
Building-in the ability of city institutions and infrastructure to anticipate, respond to, bounce back, and learn from shocks and stresses is more essential than ever. By Robert Muggah, Co-Founder of one of the world's leading social policy think tanks.
Leave on one behind is a catchy phrase which is used in various contexts so often that one might forget it is also a promise. One that is unfulfilled, Franka Bernreiter argues and reminds us that neither slums nor the responsibility to create sustainable cities are exclusive to the Global South.
Young people have fantastic ideas how to create liveable cities of the future - we need an environment that fosters their creativity, says Mario Raimundi Pruss from the Young City Makers Programme.
Ben Arimah presents UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022, the crossroads we're at, and the options we've got.
Laura Puttkamer concludes URBANET’s spotlight on the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.
Climate change is the biggest challenge our cities are currently facing. Lance Jay Brown on the urgent need to transform them – and on the many ideas on how to do it.
Filiep Decorte, Director for Emergency Response, UN-Habitat, outlines how WUF11 has adapted its programme in response to the war in Ukraine.
Making cities liveable for all remains one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. By Ingolf Dietrich, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), invites you to the 11th edition of the most important global conference on sustainable urbanisation.