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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Rwanda

By |May 9th 2023|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , |

URBANET is back with a new country series, inviting readers to explore and learn about urbanisation in Rwanda! Starting off with a set of infographics we introduce you to some insightful facts and figures regarding the country’s urban and demographic development.

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Spotlight on: Liveable Cities

The New Traders Hub in Galeshewe: Boosting South African Businesses

By |May 4th 2023|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

The open-air arena in the township of Galeshewe in Kimberley, South Africa, is being transformed under the Cities CHALLENGE 2.0. The centrepiece is a new “Informal Traders Hub” offering a safe, sustainable, and gender-responsive environment for local female traders.

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Spotlight on: Gender, LNOB & Feminist Development Policy

Creating Integrated and Safe Neighbourhoods for All Through International Peer Learning Exchange

By |March 30th 2023|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

For years cities have been planned and built for only half the population: Women’s needs are represented sparsely at most. The BMWSB project “Dialogues for Urban Change” implements the approach of international peer learning to create safe public spaces for everyone.

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Spotlight on: Gender, LNOB & Feminist Development Policy

Navigating the Concrete Jungle: The Gender Divide in Urban Life

By |March 21st 2023|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

From accessing public services to just being able to survive, the city can be a vastly different place for different genders. Join Paula Meth as she explores gender inequalities in informal urban environments.

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Spotlight on: Gender, LNOB & Feminist Development Policy

Leave No One Behind – Including Marginalised Communities Through Inclusive Urban Planning

By |March 14th 2023|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Implementing the concept of Leave No One Behind (LNOB) often correlates with facing multiple challenges on a municipal level. Hannah Schabert discusses lessons learnt.

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Spotlight on: Nature-based Solutions

Building with Nature in Urban Contexts – Chances and Challenges of Nature-based Solutions

By |December 15th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

With more than half of the global population living in urban areas, cities need new solutions to tackle climate-related challenges. Erik van Eekelen, Matthijs Bouw, Reinder Brolsma and Harro Wieringa on the approach of Building with Nature.

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