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Blended Data Infrastructures and Localisation: Smart Urbanism in the Age of Pandemic

By |August 11th 2021|Categories: Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

Smart city initiatives have played an increasingly prominent role in urban planning. However, there remains a fundamental gap between data driven urban governance and promoting inclusivity. Jaideep Gupte argues that cities that prioritise citizens over technologies are likely to be the ‘smartest’ and most liveable.

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Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |August 3rd 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

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The Challenge of Localising SDGs: Experiences from Bangladesh

By |July 29th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice at the local level remains a significant challenge for many countries. Dr Firdaus Ara Hussain and Redita Rokib on the challenges in Bangladesh – and on a promising model pursued by the Government of Bangladesh to overcome them.

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Localising SDG 11 Through Inspirational Advocacy

By |July 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Can design drive positive change? This was the question at the core of London’s Design Biennale 2021. Laura Puttkamer was there and gives you the latest on the future of the urban designs that are here to change the world.

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Meeting the Challenge of Gender Equality in Burkina Faso

By |July 22nd 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

In Burkina Faso, women are taking up the challenge of diversifying their professional choices. With the support of CFIAM, they are proving that non-traditional occupations are not the exclusive domain of men. Bernard Zongo shares the main lessons learned.

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Strengthening Community School Structures to Attain Quality Education in Mzuzu City, Malawi

By |July 20th 2021|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Tizgowere Msiska outlines how the REHAAT Initiative is advancing SDGs on the local level in Mzuzu City, Malawi.

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Localising the SDGs through Architecture: Examples from a Sustainable Public School in Chile

By |July 15th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Al Borde Architects showcase how architecture can play a vital role in implementing the SDGs on a local level.

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Positioning Medellín for a more Sustainable Future

By |July 13th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Many transitional cities have worked hard to develop planning tools that make a difference in people’s lives. And while Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellín, has made significant progress, it should now take it to the next level to become fully compatible with global sustainability agendas. By Santiago Mejía-Dugand

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