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Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

Designing Urban Resilience to Confront a Risky World

By |October 4th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Building-in the ability of city institutions and infrastructure to anticipate, respond to, bounce back, and learn from shocks and stresses is more essential than ever. By Robert Muggah, Co-Founder of one of the world's leading social policy think tanks.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Four Strategies for Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

By |September 29th 2022|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , |

As extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, cities must adapt strategies and actions to protect their most vulnerable citizens. Mary Sheehan outlines the implications of worsening climate conditions and presents actions to increase the resilience of cities around the globe.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Rebuilding Evicted Kampungs in Jakarta – Restoring Communities, Providing a Better Quality of Life

By |September 27th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Forced evictions and displacements should be stopped, but it is not enough. Muhammad Azka Gulsyan wants us to think about how to rebuild the evicted homes, and restore affected communities and their livelihoods. Vertical Kampung-projects in Jakarta show that rebuilding and restoration are possible.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Expanding the Frontiers of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit

By |September 22nd 2022|Categories: Urban Health|Tags: , , , |

Public transportation systems are about so much more than bringing you from A to B. Engineer and transport planner Otunola Abiodun Adebayo sheds light on emerging urban transport systems in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous city, from the perspective of urban health and safety.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

“One Healthy” Parks: Where People and Biodiversity Thrive

By |September 20th 2022|Categories: Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

The link between better mental health and urban green spaces is undeniable – and people want to enjoy them more. Jéssica Felappi makes a point to use this momentum to invest in quality urban green spaces that benefit people, animals and the environment.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Share Information. Transform Communities.

By |September 15th 2022|Categories: Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Every day millions of people around the world breathe in polluted air. After experiencing the consequences of polluted air first-hand, Alberto Mexia Sánchez and his team developed their own technology to monitor air quality and educate the people in Mexicali.

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Urban Green Spaces’ (UGS) Potential in Residents’ Wellbeing in Rapidly Urbanising Cities in Africa: Prospects for Planning

By |September 13th 2022|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , |

Urban green spaces (UGS) serve as an important natural resource for cities. They provide a variety of social, economic and environmental benefits which enhance the health and well-being of urban dwellers and the overall sustainability of cities. This article by Romanus Opiyo reflects on the benefits of urban green spaces and the opportunities for the deliberate provision of such areas through urban planning interventions given the improved well-being and health aspects associated with the UGS

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Spotlight on: Urban Health

Enhancing Pedestrian Safety Through Effective Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure in African Cities

By |September 8th 2022|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , , |

It is the responsibility of both the national and municipal governments to assure pedestrian safety, which is a fundamental human right. In this brief article, Louis Kusi Frimpong addresses the relationship between a lack of pedestrian infrastructure and health outcomes, as well as some pedestrian infrastructure required to enhance pedestrian safety on roads in Africa.

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