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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

Women Experiencing Cities

Safeguards Against Physical and Mental Health: Just and Gendered Sanitation in Tanzania

By |March 19th 2024|Gender and Inequalities|

Women in Tanzania often suffer from deplorable housing conditions including horrendous sanitation. Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba knows why and what to do about it.

Women Experiencing Cities

How to Make Cities Safer Spaces for Everyone

By |March 7th 2024|Gender and Inequalities|

Cities are not built for women. In Chennai, the Gender and Policy Lab works on transforming the cityscape as well as public transport into safer places based on gender-specific needs. By Meera Sundararajan

UNEA-6

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Localising Climate Action in Cities

By |March 1st 2024|Resilient Cities and Climate|

Since COP28 in Dubai in December 2023, the role of cities and local governments in implementing climate and sustainability goals has come to the forefront. At the recently concluded United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 6) in Nairobi, the Cities Summit on February 23rd focused on localising climate action, Laura Puttkamer reports.

Informality and Social Protection

The End of Housing Insecurity in New Delhi?

By |February 22nd 2024|Housing and Construction|

Urban Citizens in India are still struggling with housing inadequacy and (un)affordability. Piyush Tiwari and Jyoti Shukla call on public and private housing institutions to provide equal access to decent and affordable housing.

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