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National Climate Action: Why Cities Matter

By |July 9th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , |

Cities around the world want to ensure the placements of urban content in national climate actions. Responding to this demand, UN-Habitat presents their new guide "Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through urban climate action".

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Healthy Cities? The Coronavirus Has Burst The Bubble

By |June 30th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Urban planning for healthier cities has existed for millennia. Yet the current pandemic lays bare the truth: a billion people cannot comply with even the most basic containment strategies. Julian Baskin, expert in participatory urban planning, explains what is going on and how to move forward.

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An Opportunity to Reshape the World in the Aftermath of the Pandemic – The UCLG Dialogue for the Post-COVID Era

By |June 22nd 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , |

Acknowledging that the international system needs to change substantially, United Cities and Local Governments Secretary General presents the organisation's political charter for a world after the pandemic.

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Resilience After Covid19 – A System-Thinking Approach

By |June 18th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Resilience needs to be a priority in shaping the post-pandemic future, argues David Jácome-Pólit, outlining the advantages of system-thinking in urban planning.

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Integrated Urban Development – Global Partnerships, Local Benefits

By |June 4th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Why tackle challenges alone, when there is so much to be gained from working together? How global peer learning strengthens cities in their role as leading actors of urban change. By the South African – German City Peer Learning Network.

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Migrants Hold the Key to Urban Resilience and COVID-19 Recovery

By |June 2nd 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Migrants are critical to the resilience of cities all over the world and simultaneously some of the most vulnerable urban dwellers when disaster strikes. Michele Acuto and Daniel Pejic from Connected Cities Lab explain why addressing urban migrant vulnerability strengthens the resilience of cities and fast-tracks our recovery from COVID-19.

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