GREEN & SMART DEVELOPMENT2018-06-27T07:53:51+00:00

Green Infrastructure in Mexico: A Booster for Healthier Cities

By |October 17th 2018| green & smart development, health & education, Uncategorized, urban mobility, , , , , |

Citizens of Mexico City face serious health issues – due to failures in urban planning, says Auribel Villa. Green infrastructure development significantly supports cities' ways towards becoming healthier and thus more liveable.

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Liveable Cities Need Sustainable Solutions

By |September 4th 2018| basic infrastructure & housing, climate change & resilience, green & smart development, , , |

Climate change poses new and specific challenges to the way we think about building. Christine Lemaitre from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) calls out to architects, planners, and builders to respond to this challenge instead of waiting for the entailing problems to solve themselves.

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The Human Rights Dimensions of India’s Smart Cities Mission

By |August 16th 2018| global urban debates, green & smart development, inclusion, smart & digital development, , , , |

Shivani Chaudhry from the Housing and Land Rights Network argues that India’ Smart Cities Mission lacks a human rights dimension – with highly problematic consequences.

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How to Reduce Nigeria’s Urban Carbon Footprint

By |July 24th 2018| climate change & resilience, energy & waste, green & smart development, national urban policies, , , , , , , |

By increasing the share of renewables in Nigeria’s energy production, a growing urban population will be able to attain energy supply and greenhouse gas emissions will go down, says author Ifeoma Malo from Power for All.

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A City of Life: Medellín’s Plan to Protect and Promote Urban Biodiversity

By |May 16th 2018| disaster risk reduction, green & smart development, , , , |

Three years ago, the city of Medellín adopted a novel approach to manage and conserve biodiversity, launching Colombia’s first local action plan on urban biodiversity: “Medellín, a city of life.” Maria Mejia and Juliana Echeverri argue that this effort should inspire other cities to explore new methods and concepts that link biodiversity to human well-being, resilience, and economic development.

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Zimnina Making: The Urban Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy in the City of Sofia

By |April 19th 2018| energy & waste, green & smart development, urban agriculture, urban nexus, , , , , , , |

In the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia, many people prepare pickled vegetables (zimnina) for the winter months. This widespread practice touches on basic service issues like water and energy supply, as well as food provisioning for the city’s most vulnerable residents, explains Ralitsa Hiteva from the Resnexus project.

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