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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Offering Affordable Housing in Egypt Through Microfinance

By |July 26th 2022|Categories: Economic Development, Governance & Finance, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Access to housing finance is an enormous challenge in Egyptian cities. Raed Fares and Safa Ashoub portray the approach by Habitat for Humanity Egypt: a microfinancing programme that also offers technical assistance and ensures to include local communities.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

What is the Affordable Housing Situation in Phnom Penh?

By |July 21st 2022|Categories: Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

The municipality of Phnom Penh does not live up to its responsibility to provide affordable housing for all, says Ronan Kemp from Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization - A Cambodian Urban NGO.

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Land Value Capture: Creating the Financial Means for Affordable Cities

By |July 19th 2022|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , |

Creating liveable, affordable cities requires significant public investments. How to finance them? The answer may lie in land value capture. This financing tool allows municipalities to recover the land value gains that result from public action such as zoning changes or investment in public infrastructure, to invest them back into the city. Sena Segbedzi, OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative, shares stories of success from all over the world.

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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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