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Global Urban Debates

“Leadership and Project Finance is All You Need” – Whatever Happened to the Notion of Urban Transformation?

By |October 28th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Round 2 of our special focus week on ICLEI’s Daring Cities Conference includes highly critical and promising insights from Max Lohmann (C40 / GIZ), Hilmar von Lojewski (Association of German Cities), and Sarah Colenbrander (Overseas Development Institute).

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Global Agendas, National Urban Policies – Does Anybody Care?

By |October 27th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

We are delighted to kick off our special focus week on Inclusive Cities with inputs by Billy Cobbett (Cities Alliance), Tobias Kettner (World Food Programme), and Tina Silbernagl (GIZ) on the question if and how global agendas, supra-national conventions, national urban policies and multilateral organisations and partnerships are critical instruments to promote value-based urban development.

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Why Housing Matters: The Impact of Affordable Housing for People on Low Incomes

By |October 15th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Good and affordable housing is key to people’s well-being. Andrew Jones presents the latest research from social enterprise Reall and unpacks what impact it has on the bottom 40 per cent of the income pyramid.

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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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