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

Shortcomings of Brazil’s Minha Casa, Minha Vida Programme

By |September 27th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , |

Brazil's social housing programme Minha Casa, Minha Vida prides itself on having delivered an enormous amount of affordable housing. But putting a roof over people's heads is not sufficient if the settlements are located on the far outskirts of a city, depriving residents of access to urban resources, claims Clarisse Cunha Linke.

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6 Features That Make Brazil’s Affordable Housing Programme Good for People and the Environment

By |September 26th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , |

“Minha Casa, Minha Vida” (My House, My Life) is Brazil’s largest affordable housing project to this day. Priscila Pacheco describes the buildings’ sustainability features that benefit the residents and the environment.

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Fostering Multilevel Governance: The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues

By |September 25th 2018| global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , |

The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues are a highly efficient tool towards achieving the goals set in the Paris Agreement. This can be seen in examples from Togo, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, and Ecuador, writes Jisun Hwang from the ICLEI.

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San Francisco Climate Summit Not Global Enough for Developing World Leaders

By |September 17th 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , |

For three days San Francisco became a climate change hub, filled with conferences and workshops. Still the Global Climate Action Summit turned out to be focused on the cities of the Global North.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Brazil

By |September 13th 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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Climate Dance in San Francisco

By |September 11th 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , |

This month, representatives of subnational governments are getting together at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. They are hoping to push national governments to adopt more ambitious climate targets.

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