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SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Urban Living Labs in Bangkok: Potential for Thai Cities

By |April 14th 2022|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Traditional, top-down urban planning has failed to meet the needs of urban dwellers in Thailand. Pongpisit Huyakorn, director of Bangkok-based Urban Studies Lab, makes a case for urban living labs as a more people-centred approach.

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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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Climate Resilient Recovery Action in Bangladesh: A Case of Water ATM and Sanitation Service in Rajshahi

By |April 8th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , |

Dipak Bhowmick, Kumar Abhishek, and Keshav Jha present an innovative approach to improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation for Bangladesh's urban poor.

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The Urban Living Labs Implementation for the Displaced Community in Garut, Indonesia

By |April 6th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Economic Development, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

With disasters forcing people to move, how can host cities ensure adequate living conditions for displaced communities? Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, and Medhiansyah Putra make a case for Urban Living Labs.

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Urban Labs in Latin America: Participatory and Effective Interventions

By |April 4th 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

A strategy for planning that ensures to include citizens and addresses several challenges at once, urban labs can be found in many cities in Latin America. Simone Sandholz, Lucas de Carvalho Turmena, Jorgelina Hardoy, and Florencia Almansi with some examples from urban labs in Latin America.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Transforming Our Cities by Addressing Gender Deficit in Land Titles in Brazil

By |April 1st 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

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Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

By |March 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , , |

When thinking about the resilience of urban poor, it is worthwhile to think of resilience as a dynamic process of transition on individual and household level, argue Zakir Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman.

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Mexico City: Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach to Human Mobility

By |March 28th 2022|Categories: Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , , |

A progressive legal framework and a human rights-based approach to human mobility – exclusive insights from the Mexican capital. By Nancy Pérez García of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission.

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Learn to Empower: Damietta Embraces Education for Gender Equality

By |March 24th 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Education and learning are key to empowering women, says Damietta's Mayor Manal Awad in an interview with URBANET.

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