Embark on a journey through Queretaro's urban transformation with Jorge Javier, where migration and climate challenges inspire pivotal changes. Uncover the compelling reasons driving transformative urban shifts for a sustainable and climate-resilient cityscape.
Urban & Metropolitan Governance
Rethinking the role of shared urban spaces is essential in tackling the impacts of climate change, says Maria Sitzoglou. Discover how cities worldwide are transforming existing urban areas to combat extreme weather and create resilient, inclusive communities.
How can we transform the landscapes of Malaysian cities into green and sustainable neighbourhoods? Wan Azlina dissects the complex interplay of historical, economic, political, and cultural factors contributing to the scarcity of green spaces in Malaysian urban neighbourhoods.
Resilience and preparedness are vital conditions for safeguarding the future of our cities. Stefan Wagner, Head of Germany’s Office for International Affairs and Global Sustainability in Bonn, illuminates the city’s new role as an MCR2030 Global Resilience Hub.
India's ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework empowers cities to tackle climate change. It's a progressive initiative with tangible actions that aims to improve the lives of citizens while building resilience to climate-related shocks.
Urban Green Spaces’ (UGS) Potential in Residents’ Wellbeing in Rapidly Urbanising Cities in Africa: Prospects for Planning
Urban green spaces (UGS) serve as an important natural resource for cities. They provide a variety of social, economic and environmental benefits which enhance the health and well-being of urban dwellers and the overall sustainability of cities. This article by Romanus Opiyo reflects on the benefits of urban green spaces and the opportunities for the deliberate provision of such areas through urban planning interventions given the improved well-being and health aspects associated with the UGS
It is the responsibility of both the national and municipal governments to assure pedestrian safety, which is a fundamental human right. In this brief article, Louis Kusi Frimpong addresses the relationship between a lack of pedestrian infrastructure and health outcomes, as well as some pedestrian infrastructure required to enhance pedestrian safety on roads in Africa.
Young people in Cali are taking over the city with tactical urbanism to address their concerns and are asking urban planners to also include the youngest of society. As adults tend to plan spaces in terms of effectiveness and productivity, Michel Zuluaga addresses the need to include more young people in those processes and shares some successful experiences.
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.
Changing discourses have characterised New Delhi's housing policy over time. Piyush Tiwari and Jyoti Shukla outline developments and call onto the public and private housing institutions to provide equal access to decent and affordable housing.
Sumaya Saluja from The Asia Foundation on inclusion, equality and participatory governance for liveable cities.
The Indian state of Odisha has initiated a slum upgrading programme that acknowledges residents as city makers. Preeti Prada Panigrahi presents its advantages and successes.
Half of the world’s population is made up of women, but their representation in decision-making bodies at the local, national, and international level leaves much to be desired. Macoura Dao Coulibaly, Mayor of Foumbolo, Côte d'Ivoire, on strengthening women in local government.
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.