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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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3D Printing and Cities of the Future

By |December 10th 2020|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , |

Сan additive manufacturing technologies help to build sustainable cities of the future and to provide more affordable housing options for everyone? Amadu Sou shows how 3D printing can be applied in cutting-edge urban development.

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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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