Youth & Gender

Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

Female Informal Workers in Dhaka during COVID-19: Unnoticed and Unprotected as Always

By |2022-10-13T16:58:07+02:00October 13th 2022|Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender, , , , |

Informal workers contribute greatly to countries’ economic growth. Over 43 per cent of the national GDP in Bangladesh is generated by the informal sector, where women are overrepresented. In times of crisis, however, they are often left unprotected. Jahid Nur on the situation of female informal workers in Bangladesh during COVID-19.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Hey, Urban Planners Do Not Forget to Plan as When You Were a Child.

By |2022-09-06T17:25:38+02:00September 1st 2022|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

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.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Urban Space Era: A Disruptive Approach Towards a Resilient City

By |2022-09-06T17:34:38+02:00August 30th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Delhi, just as many other cities around the world, struggles to provide adequate housing for migrant workers. Young architect Kaif Ali presents a potential solution

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Young People’s Ideas for Urban Development: Stories of Success from Cluj-Napoca, Romania

By |2022-08-26T11:16:16+02:00August 26th 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , |

Young people have great ideas for the sustainable development of their hometowns. The Romania-based project Com'ON Cluj-Napoca created an environment that fosters these ideas. Larisa Dumitroaea describes the outcomes.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

The (Urban) Relevance of Community-Making

By |2022-08-30T09:04:23+02:00August 25th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

The approach of the Fundación Hogares understands the relevance of strengthening social cohesion in neighbourhoods to respond to city-scale challenges. José Roberto shares some valuable insights into how community organisations are shaping their surroundings in infrastructure as well as in inclusiveness.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Leave No One Behind – A Promise to the Urban Poorest

By |2022-08-23T10:55:41+02:00August 23rd 2022|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

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.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Empowering the Next Generation of Urban Changemakers

By |2022-09-06T17:31:40+02:00August 19th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , , |

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.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

My Biggest Question to You

By |2022-08-11T14:43:46+02:00August 11th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

14-year-old climate activist and member of the BBC's 100 Most Influential and Powerful Women, Ridhima Pandey, on her hometown and what inspires her to work every day for a better and greener future for all.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

GDP, GDP Everywhere, Welfare on the Brink!

By |2022-08-09T11:43:56+02:00August 9th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , |

In order for the coming generation to have a future, governments, corporations, and individuals should focus less on economic growth and more on creating a sustainable system Zainab Bie argues.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Digital Surveys to Access Marginalised Views in Favela Communities

By |2022-08-09T11:36:29+02:00August 4th 2022|Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , |

The study of favelas has been characterised by traditional methods, usually consisting of paper-and-pen interviews and field research. Recent studies suggest that digital platforms are a convenient way to access marginalised populations. Maria Luisa Tarozzo Kawasaki shares her experiences with digital surveys in São Paulo's favela Vila Missionaria and explains how they caused her to develop Neibz, a software tool for urban data surveying.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

How Do You Advocate for Equal Rights for LGBTIQ in Dhaka?

By |2022-08-09T09:45:18+02:00August 2nd 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Creating safe cities for the LGBTIQ*+community is key to achieving the SDGs. Tushar Kanti Baidya offers approaches on how to make Dhaka more inclusive and sustainable for everybody.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Womenomics for the Cities We Need

By |2022-06-23T08:02:06+02:00June 23rd 2022|Decent Work, Youth & Gender, , , |

"The City We Need Now!" (TCWNN) is a campaign by UN Habitat that is inclusive and promotes gender equality. Prof. Analia Pastran, Co-Chair of the Professionals Group and Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Habitat’ World Urban Campaign, on the importance of female professional alliances.

SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITIES

The New Face of Bogotá’s Bronx

By |2022-05-17T12:18:13+02:00May 17th 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Bogotá's Bronx used to be an area infamous for crime and violence. Gabriel Ortiz van Meerbeke outlines how the arts and the cultural industry are transforming the area into a liveable district.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Transforming Our Cities by Addressing Gender Deficit in Land Titles in Brazil

By |2022-04-01T10:04:29+02:00April 1st 2022|Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender, , , |

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Learn to Empower: Damietta Embraces Education for Gender Equality

By |2022-03-24T12:08:36+01:00March 24th 2022|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Education and learning are key to empowering women, says Damietta's Mayor Manal Awad in an interview with URBANET.

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