Participation

“Participation is a prerequisite for sustainable urban development”

By |2017-10-14T16:08:03+02:00September 28th 2016|Governance & Finance, Participation, , , , , |

According to Franziska Schreiber and Kaj Fischer from the think tank adelphi, innovative participation processes make cities more livable. URBANET talked to both urbanisation experts about how municipalities and residents can work together to shape their city.

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Youth: Habitat III’s Force to Be Reckoned With

By |2020-06-22T12:44:57+02:00August 30th 2016|Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, Participation, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , |

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the officially mandated space for young people to participate in UN processes. How does their involvement play out in regard to the Habitat III negotiations and the New Urban Agenda? And what are their demands?

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New solutions to existing problems: The role of grassroots organizations in community development

By |2017-10-14T16:16:54+02:00July 27th 2016|Governance & Finance, Participation, , , , , |

To be able to achieve good governance, local governments must not only work together with communities, but also grant them a certain amount of responsibility. In an interview with URBANET, Diana Mitlin, Managing Director of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, talks about the importance of community-led development and the value grassroots organisations can add to local communities.

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