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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Offering Affordable Housing in Egypt Through Microfinance

By |July 26th 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Governance & Finance, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Access to housing finance is an enormous challenge in Egyptian cities. Raed Fares and Safa Ashoub portray the approach by Habitat for Humanity Egypt: a microfinancing programme that also offers technical assistance and ensures to include local communities.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Land Value Capture: Creating the Financial Means for Affordable Cities

By |July 19th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Creating liveable, affordable cities requires significant public investments. How to finance them? The answer may lie in land value capture. This financing tool allows municipalities to recover the land value gains that result from public action such as zoning changes or investment in public infrastructure, to invest them back into the city. Sena Segbedzi, OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, shares stories of success from all over the world.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Urban Challenges in Post-COVID Times

By |June 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing challenges in the domain of social inclusion and housing. Cynthia Goytia on how cities can rise to these challenges and which solutions have already proven successful in urban Latin America.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Building A Home For Bicycles In Langa

By |April 26th 2022|Categories: Governance & Finance, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , |

The bicycle hub in Cape Town's township of Langa started as a small community initiative that delivered medicine to bedridden people in the neighbourhood. Within just two years, it developed into a local enterprise that shapes mobility patterns in Langa. Founder Mzikhona Mgedle shares a story of success.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: DIGITALISATION AND GOVERNANCE

Participation and Digital Tools Fulfil the Quest for Better Quality of Life in Cities

By |February 24th 2022|Categories: Governance & Finance, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

Lack of communication between citizens and municipal administrations can seriously hinder the sustainable development of urban environments. Digital tools are here to help, to increase people’s participation in co-creating more liveable, human-centred cities.

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Slippery Fish. Unpacking “Good Urban Governance” to Mobilise Investment for the NDCs

By |September 24th 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , |

Good governance is key for achieving the national CO2 emission reductions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions. But the “how-to” remains undescribed. Scott A. Muller presents us with local experiences to close this gap.

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