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Governance & Finance

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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Urban Migration: To Meet the Needs of Migrants and Displaced People, Trust Cities

By |September 23rd 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

The international community should direct their support towards city governments to advance good urban governance that responds to the realities of urban migration, argues Samer Saliba from the Mayors Migration Council.

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Can Access to Budget Information Empower Citizens and Enhance Urban Governance? A Perspective from South Africa

By |August 31st 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Fiscal transparency and public participation play a vital role in building more democratic spaces and fostering trust between people and their government. However, this requires the fostering of genuine multi-stakeholder collaboration, argues Zukiswa Kota.

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Integrating Water and Sanitation with Wider Slum Upgrading

By |July 8th 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Sam Drabble, Sara Márquez Martín, and Jane Weru explore how water and sanitation can and should be better integrated with wider slum upgrading initiatives.

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