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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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Spotlight on: COP27

Decarbonising Global Urban Transport: The COP27 Presidency Initiative LOTUS

By |November 29th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

There is no panacea, no silver bullet: Only a holistic approach to technology and urban mobility will ensure sustainable transport for the sake of people and planet. Led by the Egyptian COP27 Presidency, the Low Carbon Transport for Urban Sustainability (LOTUS) initiative was launched. By Christopher Dekki

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Spotlight on: cop27

COP27: Equipping Today’s Cities for Tomorrow’s Climate Crises

By |November 21st 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

Lou Del Bello reports from COP27 and highlights some of the key topics, such as the war in Ukraine and the Summary for Urban Policymakers. The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Spotlight on: COP27

Needing No Less Than a Revolution – Building For a Sustainable Future Climate

By |November 8th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , |

To get cities back on track to avoid building towards a climate crisis, actions must start today. Donovan Storey and Etta Madete Mukuba on sustainable design principles, alternative building materials, and technologies.

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Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

The Global Housing Crisis: A Crisis Unlike Any Other

By |October 25th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Echoes of the same story can be heard in cities across the globe – homelessness is on the rise and the cost of housing is increasing at an alarming rate while the availability of decent housing dwindles. Kirsten McRae with recent statistics on the global housing crisis and why we should no longer financialise our most basic human good.

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Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

From Burden to Economic Asset: Palestine Refugee Camps in Jordan

By |October 20th 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

When faced with stereotypical images of refugee camps as isolated places without ways of contribution or interaction the example of Palestine refugee camp Marka proves these expectations wrong. Dina Dahood Dabash sheds light on factors that contributed to the current agency of the Marka camp in Jordan.

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