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Green & Smart Development

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Last Mile Deliveries: How Far Can We Go?

By |April 19th 2022|Categories: Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdowns have put immense pressure on global logistics: movement came to a halt while demand for goods remained the same. How can this demand be met in cities without causing a traffic nightmare – especially thinking about last mile deliveries? Payal Pandya shares some ideas from Dublin, Ireland.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

For Cities With The Courage To Try, Anything Is Possible: Small-Scale Test Actions Towards A More Circular Economy

By |April 11th 2022|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Many cities carry out small-scale test actions, seeking to accelerate their transition to a more circular economy. Eileen Crowley reflects on the limitless advantages and opportunities provided to cities that are willing to embrace a culture of experimentation.

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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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Towards a Symbiotic Urban Form: the Smart Ruralopolis

By |November 4th 2021|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

A fresh perspective on urban-rural linkages allows us to re-envision urban fringe areas as zones for innovative businesses, growth, and prosperity. By Kaustubh Das

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Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Kenya for Increased Resilience

By |November 2nd 2021|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Country-wide sustainable solutions can be assured only if regional connectivity and urban-rural linkages that support livelihoods in rural communities, towns, and smaller cities are considered alongside urban and regional growth strategies. Vassiliki Kravva and Ben Smith present an example from the UK-funded Sustainable Urban Economic Programme (SUED) in Kenya.

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Understanding Dynamics of Urban Poverty in Nigeria: What Role for Urban Governance?

By |September 14th 2021|Categories: Energy & Waste, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

How are rapid urbanisation, urban poverty, and slums' emergence interconnected in Nigeria? And what areas of urban governance should local governments focus on if they are to successfully tackle urban poverty? Bassey Bassey shares some reflections.

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