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

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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From Ambition to Reality: Why COP24 Needs to Acknowledge the Crucial Role of Local Governments

By |December 3rd 2018| climate change & resilience, global urban debates, , , , , |

COP 24 is the place to further enhance the much-needed dialogue and collaboration between local and national governance with regards to their climate change policies, says Lou del Bello.

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Divided Cities and the Need to Move Forward

By |November 13th 2018| global urban debates, , , , , |

Almost every major city is heterogeneous in terms of culture and ethnicity. This implies that every city is divided to a certain extent. Yet, there are some cities that are ‘more’ divided than others. Gizem Caner analyses development patterns of such extremely divided cities, using examples from Beirut, Berlin, Jerusalem, Nicosia, and Belfast.

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Cape Town, South Africa: Building a Network of Street Enthusiasts

By |November 6th 2018| global urban debates, urban mobility, , , , , |

What is the glue holding our cities together? Marcela Guerrero, co-founder and managing director at Open Streets Cape Town, believes that the answer lies in the streets. In an open exchange with others, the initiative is building a network of fellow street enthusiasts in the Global South.

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Local Governments, Climate Change and Multi-Level Governance

By |November 1st 2018| global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , |

Transformative local climate action is essential as cities both significantly contribute to climate change and suffer from its consequences. A new study explores how different multi-level climate governance instruments can support the realisation of local climate mitigation and adaptation.

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