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Sustainable Africa: Why Cities of the Future Must Consider Health in Urban Planning

By |September 29th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

In a rapidly urbanising world, cities must consider the health impacts of urban policies and projects. Meelan Thondoo and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen highlight the situation in Mauritius’ capital Port Louis and make a strong case for participatory quantitative Health Impact Assessments, a promising and practical tool to ensure healthy, equity-driven and sustainable cities.

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An Epidemic Might Cure Venice

By |September 22nd 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Smart & Digital Development, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Researchers from MIT Civic Data Design Lab investigate Venice's tourism dynamics by employing spatial data on urban form and tourist facilities. Their goal is to envision what Venice's post-pandemic urban life could look like.

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I (don’t) want to live here! Exploring perceptions of liveability in Bangladesh

By |September 17th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Participation|Tags: , |

What makes people prefer one place over another? Liveability is a popular topic, but smaller cities are still left unexplored. Istiakh Ahmed from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development wonders what residents in coastal Bangladesh consider a liveable, even loveable city.

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Global Partnerships for City-Scale Challenges: the Karlsruhe-Kampala Climate Partnership

By |August 18th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

Evolving cross-border cooperation shows that trans-boundary action can help individual cities address local challenges. Emana Nsikan-George from Climate Alliance highlights the development of decentralised municipal cooperation and provides a promising example from Uganda and Germany.

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Equitable Public Spaces in Latin America: A How-To

By |July 30th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Public spaces and public life in South American cities are dominated by car-oriented planning. Organisations like Chile-based Ciudad Emergente aim to change this through tactical urbanism.

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