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Smart City: Is Africa Ready? Echoes from African Urban Slums

By |November 12th 2020|Categories: Economic Development, Global Urban Debates, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Everyone wants to go smart. But Emana Nsikan-George warns against creating a new class of unfit-for-smart-city urban dwellers, especially when African cities are still struggling with fundamental development goals. A thought-provoking tale of smart fantasies and urban realities.

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Can Cities Become Car-Free After the Covid19 Pandemic?

By |May 28th 2020|Categories: Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , |

In the course of the COVID19 pandemic, many cities are rethinking their transport systems. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen outlines challenges and solutions and argues that this is the time to boost the concept of a car-free city.

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Encouraging Greater Walking and Cycling in Tshwane

By |May 26th 2020|Categories: Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Tshwane, South Africa, wants to encourage walking and cycling among its residents. Michael Kihato from C40 Cities Finance Facility outlines challenges and solutions in one of the country's three capitals.

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Circular Economies as an Answer to the Waste Crisis: Lessons Learnt

By |April 21st 2020|Categories: Energy & Waste, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

The world’s cities have a critical role to play in supporting global sustainability efforts and tackling climate change. Effective waste management lies at the very core of these ambitions, says Donovan Storey from the Global Green Growth Institute.

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UrbanByNature: The Global Programme for Urban Nature Pioneers

By |April 15th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , |

In times of rapid urbanisation, increasing population, resource depletion, degradation of ecosystems, growing pressures on urban land use and climate change, nature-based solutions (NBS) provide opportunities for both society and nature. The UrbanByNature programme supports cities and practitioners in applying NBS that are cost-effective and mutually beneficial.

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Why Care About Trees in Cities?

By |April 2nd 2020|Categories: Green & Smart Development, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Forests provide tremendous benefits to urban areas such as clean air and water, climate resilience and biodiversity, human health and well-being. They also provide jobs, recreation, and a suite of nature-based solutions for city infrastructure, argues the international alliance Cities4Forests.

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