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SPOTLIGHT ON: LIVEABLE CITES

Conceptualising The Liveable African City

By |May 3rd 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , , |

What does liveability mean from an African cities' perspective and how do we get there? Taibat Lawanson presents an unconventional and compelling take on this question.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Citizen Interventions For Sustainable Urban Development in Banja Luka

By |April 28th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

The question of scale in urban space is one of the most discussed in recent urban discourse. In the framework of multi-scale approaches, the development of ongoing discourse on small-scale urban design, and its application in practice, Igor Kuvač presents examples of small-scale urban interventions in Banja Luka.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

The Urban Living Labs Implementation for the Displaced Community in Garut, Indonesia

By |April 6th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

With disasters forcing people to move, how can host cities ensure adequate living conditions for displaced communities? Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, and Medhiansyah Putra make a case for Urban Living Labs.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

The Future (and Past) of Cities is Female

By |March 15th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Who defines our cities? And what are the consequences of these definitions? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman shares some reflections.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Bangladesh

By |March 10th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

URBANET presents another country series, inviting readers to learn about urbanisation and urban development in Bangladesh! We kick off our focus weeks with a set of infographics. We offer you facts and figures from this young nation, where rapid urbansiation has been presenting urban planners and policymakers with various challenges and potentials alike.

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Cities are Key to Changing Course and Transforming Education

By |January 24th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

The world is at a turning point. The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as an accelerator of technological disruption and inequalities, interlocked with the existential threat of the climate crisis. The only way forward is to transform our future. This is no less than a universal educational project to empower every person from the earliest age and throughout life with the knowledge, competences, and attitudes to live in dignity and act for the common good. Since more than half of humanity lives in urban areas, cities have a major role to play in realising the right to education for citizens throughout the world.

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