GOVERNANCE & FINANCE2018-06-27T07:52:18+00:00

Lagos: The Gaps Between Urban Policy and Urban Reality

By |October 30th 2018| governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , |

In Lagos, Nigeria, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are common in urban planning projects. But whom do they benefit: people or profit? Dr Taibat Lawanson argues that the city's urban development strategy focusses too much on PPPs and thus favours profit over people – and calls to the state government to shift its focus back to a policy that benefits all citizens.

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SDG Indicators for Municipalities

By |October 10th 2018| governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, Uncategorized, , , , |

While the SDGs represent truly global goals, their implementation relies on local efforts. The initiative “SDG Indicators for Municipalities” by various stakeholders in Germany offers an extremely useful tool that allows to measure progress while paying attention to the specifics of individual municipalities.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Brazil

By |September 13th 2018| global urban debates, governance & finance, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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Mexico: Climate Finance from State to Municipal Level

By |August 29th 2018| governance & finance, municipal & climate finance, , , , |

Fulfilling Mexico’s ambitious NDC depends largely on the ability of subnational entities to mitigate climate change. Emily Castro explains how the country approaches its goals.

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The Lagos Water Crisis: Any Role for the Private Sector?

By |August 28th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, water & sanitation, , , , , , |

Lagos is suffering from severe water shortage due to profit-oriented politics. Akinbode Oluwafemi points out the conflicts and problems around the privatisation of the water sector and offers alternative solutions for one of the world’s most populous cities.

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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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