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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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Civic Technology for Participatory Cities of the Future

By |August 17th 2021|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Advanced by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are experiencing a surge in technological innovation. Among them, civic technologies hold promising solutions towards more citizen participation, argues Francesca Esses.

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Regenerative Cities: Co-Evolving with Our Planet

By |February 9th 2021|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

Sustainability should be more than just finding ways that allow us to continue our current lifestyle, argues Chrisna du Plessis. Regenerative design strives for a future where human civilisation evolves as one part of nature that is following its own laws of circularity.

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