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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Affordable New Delhi: Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities

By |July 14th 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Changing discourses have characterised New Delhi's housing policy over time. Piyush Tiwari and Jyoti Shukla outline developments and call onto the public and private housing institutions to provide equal access to decent and affordable housing.

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Making Cities Inclusive for Marginalised and Climate Vulnerable Populations

By |July 12th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Energy & Waste|Tags: , , |

The world today needs solutions, to eradicate poverty in a holistic and sustainable manner. They lie in better technology, affordable finance, and induced market linkages. All these are factors that can be incentivised through city governments, argue Huda Jaffer and Nirmita Chandrashekar, emphasising that the poor should be part of the solution and not the problem.

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Mathare Social Justice Centre Struggles for Clean Water and Sanitation

By |July 7th 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , |

Access to affordable and clean water cannot be taken for granted in Nairobi's neighbourhood of Mathare. Gacheke Gachihi outlines the structural changes needed to guarantee affordable water for all.

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Affordable Cities Start With Inclusive Transport and Mobility Systems

By |July 6th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Public transport should be a priority of urban planning that focuses on affordable cities for all, argues Christopher Dekki.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

World Urban Forum 11: Now is the Time to Transform National Urban Policies into Local Action

By |July 4th 2022|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: |

Laura Puttkamer concludes URBANET’s spotlight on the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.

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Urban Challenges in Post-COVID Times

By |June 30th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing challenges in the domain of social inclusion and housing. Cynthia Goytia on how cities can rise to these challenges and which solutions have already proven successful in urban Latin America.

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Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future: Can We?

By |June 28th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

Climate change is the biggest challenge our cities are currently facing. Lance Jay Brown on the urgent need to transform them – and on the many ideas on how to do it.

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Womenomics for the Cities We Need

By |June 23rd 2022|Categories: Decent Work, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

"The City We Need Now!" (TCWNN) is a campaign by UN Habitat that is inclusive and promotes gender equality. Prof. Analia Pastran, Co-Chair of the Professionals Group and Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Habitat’ World Urban Campaign, on the importance of female professional alliances.

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Quality Urban Fabric Will Determine the Fate of Tomorrow’s Cities

By |June 21st 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing|Tags: , , |

While we assume cities will continue to face rapid growth, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced a trend which counters linear population projections: qualified professionals no longer move where work is, but work from where they want to live. If, before the pandemic, cities competed to attract head offices or multinational corporations, today they have to compete for each qualified individual.

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