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

Why the Smart Cities Movement Will Change Indian Cities Profoundly

By |August 14th 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, smart & digital development, , |

The concept of 'smart cities' is celebrated globally as one solution to the problems of urbanisation. Jagan Shah argues that in India, the Smart Cities Mission helps to overcome outdated structures in urban planning and governance.

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Land Governance: Catalyst for Sustainable Urban Development

By |August 2nd 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, , , , , , |

Without land reforms, sustainable urbanisation is set to fail, argues Danilo Antonio from UN-Habitat. In his article, he outlines the conflicting interests around land governance issues and points out ways to secure land access and property rights for all urban dwellers.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production in Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Story of A New Beginning

By |July 23rd 2018| global urban debates, , , , , , , |

Achieving SDG 12—Responsible Consumption and Production—would entail the implementation of various other SDGs, argues Farah Kabir. ActionAid Bangladesh aims at raising awareness and changing consumption patterns in the capital city of Dhaka.

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Creating a low-carbon and equitable future: Cities IPCC sets blueprint for urban transformation

By |March 9th 2018| global urban debates, , , , , |

At the end of three intensive days of Cities IPCC, scientists, policymakers and development experts set a global blueprint on how cities can be better places to live and meet the challenge of climate change. Stephen Leahy takes a look back and ahead.

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