PROMOTING PARTNERSHIPS2023-08-23T09:06:14+02:00
Country Series: Colombia

Empowering Colombian Cities: Pioneers in Climate Action and Energy Resilience

By |May 28th 2024|Allgemein|

Colombian cities face a stark paradox - emitting just a fraction of global greenhouse gases, yet disproportionately vulnerable to climate impacts like extreme weather and energy insecurity, explains Carolina Hernandez. Despite minimal contributions, they bear the brunt.

Country Series: Colombia

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Colombia

By |May 8th 2024|Allgemein|

URBANET’s latest country focus on Colombia invites our readers to learn about the country’s urban and demographic development. Traditionally starting off with a set of infographics, we offer you facts and figures about urbanisation in Colombia, which is already increasing rapidly and projected to rise even further in the following 25 years.

Affordable Housing

Accessibility is Affordability: Why Evaluating Urban Access is Key to Affordable Housing Policy

By |April 25th 2024|Housing and Construction|

City planners and data scientists Santiago Fernández Reyes and Apaar Bansal explain how a new visual tool they developed can bridge the land use and transport policy gap – and push policymakers to provide adequate housing that is better located.

Affordable Housing

Advancing the Right to Housing Through Self-Build

By |April 18th 2024|Housing and Construction|

“A house for all” is a promise made by the South African government, which has not yet been fulfilled. Annette May, of Isandla Institute, highlights this ongoing struggle and advocates for policy reform to address systemic challenges in housing delivery.

Affordable Housing

Vertical Gardens Combat Climate Change Within African Cities

By |April 9th 2024|Housing and Construction|

Vertical gardens combat plastic pollution and urban heat, offering sustainable solutions for low-income areas. Olumuyiwa Adegun showcases two prototypes that have the potential to transform urban landscapes and prove sustainable housing does not need to be expensive or high-tech.

Women Experiencing Cities

The Hum of Summer Nights – Women’s Experiences of Urban Heat

By |March 26th 2024|Gender and Inequalities|

“Relentless heat makes outdoor activities a distant memory.” – Seven women recount what it’s like to manage their daily lives under conditions of extreme urban heat. By Marie Munzert, Lina Saleh Suleiman Abu Salim, and Emma Greer

Go to Top