Powering Africa’s Future: Leading the Energy Transition with Covenant of Mayors (CoM SSA)
CoM SSA supports cities to access clean and resilient energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce costs and boost employment. The best part: these cities do not need their own investment.
Creating Integrated and Safe Neighbourhoods for All Through International Peer Learning Exchange
For years cities have been planned and built for only half the population: Women’s needs are represented sparsely at most. The BMWSB project “Dialogues for Urban Change” implements the approach of international peer learning to create safe public spaces for everyone.
Navigating the Concrete Jungle: The Gender Divide in Urban Life
From accessing public services to just being able to survive, the city can be a vastly different place for different genders. Join Paula Meth as she explores gender inequalities in informal urban environments.
Leave No One Behind – Including Marginalised Communities Through Inclusive Urban Planning
Implementing the concept of Leave No One Behind (LNOB) often correlates with facing multiple challenges on a municipal level. Hannah Schabert discusses lessons learnt.
Feminist Urbanism: Smashing the Patriarchy in Urban Design
Who plans cities for women? Feminist urbanism challenges traditional urban planning and design paradigms to account for women's experiences. Legal researcher and creator of the “Feminist City” podcast, Sneha Visakha, on the real-world impacts of masculinist urban planning in our cities and the power of feminist urbanism.
Pedalling Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Future: Bogotá’s Bike-Share Success Story
How can cities move beyond fossil fuel-driven transportation systems? Bogotá’s bike-share programme demonstrates that sustainable mobility is sometimes just a pedal step away. Laura Simsek and Carolina Hernandéz G. highlight how the initiative’s inclusive components help close the mobility gap, promote gender equality, and simultaneously foster a just transition in Colombia’s capital.
Building Resilience in Bangladesh’s Informal Settlements
The impacts of climate change are heavily felt by urban dwellers in Bangladesh – especially in the informal settlements of fast-growing cities. The ERUP project aims to provide solutions that will enable communities to build resilience against the negative effects of climate change.
A Green Urban Oasis for Los Cabos, Mexico
A neglected park turns into a green oasis. Over 200 residents are joining in to stop soil erosion, absorb rainwater, and turn their park into a place for encounter and environmental education.
What Does Gender Have to Do With Achieving Climate Neutrality? Everything!
Gender equality and climate neutrality are two interconnected topics that are integral to urban development. Gender Equality Officer Annika Dalén highlights the importance of understanding the relationship between gender and sustainability and provides a glimpse into the strategies Umeå has adopted.