GLOBAL URBAN DEBATES2018-06-27T07:54:47+02:00

‘Leaving No-One Behind’ in Urban Climate Actions

By |July 23rd 2019| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, , , , |

Home to an increasing majority of the world’s population, cities are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and rising inequality. While it is recognised that these challenges need to be tackled together, one can also witness a growing awareness of the trade-offs that can occur in cases when urban climate projects insufficiently cater for the needs of vulnerable communities. Mathilde Bouyé and Delfina Grinspan outline how climate projects need to be designed in order to leave no one behind.

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Mumbai’s Young People Stake Their Claim to Play

By |July 2nd 2019| global urban debates, , , , , |

Mumbai, as many other Indian cities, has failed to provide its children and youth with open spaces for playing. But there is a growing movement that demands its right to play – with considerable success, as Doel Jaikishen from Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) writes.

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Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities: First UN-Habitat Assembly

By |May 31st 2019| global urban debates, , , , , , |

From 27-31 May 2019, the first UN-Habitat assembly is taking place in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. Reuben Kyama reports directly from the conference.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Viet Nam

By |May 2nd 2019| basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, green & smart development, housing & informality, , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development in Viet Nam.

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COP24: What Does it Mean for Cities and Regions?

By |December 17th 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, governance & finance, , , , , , , |

COP24 in Katowice, Poland, has come to an end. Environmental journalist Lou del Bello sums up what its outcomes hold for cities and regions.

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Migration: An Essential Pillar of Human Civilisation

By |December 11th 2018| global urban debates, , , |

Migration has always been a catalyst of knowledge, of culture, of science – an aspect that often goes unmentioned in the recent, heated debates on migration. On the occasion of the Global Compact for Migration, Christopher Dekki outlines how important migration is to urban areas, while at the same time emphasising the role cities and communities have to play in these dynamics.

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