When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 2

By |2019-05-14T10:06:30+02:00May 14th 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

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When Communities Transform Old Socialist Housing into Adequate Housing – Part 1

By |2019-05-15T10:19:54+02:00May 9th 2019|housing & informality, , , , |

Socialist-era apartment buildings in Vietnam’s cities, so-called KTT, are decaying rapidly. Tenants’ community organisations could help upgrade them and prevent redevelopment, says Boram Kimhur.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Viet Nam

By |2019-09-03T11:28:05+02:00May 2nd 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, global urban debates, green & smart development, housing & informality, , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development in Viet Nam.

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Sustainable Integrated Waste Management: Aiming at the Source Rather than the End

By |2019-04-25T09:54:32+02:00April 25th 2019|energy & waste, , , , , , |

To achieve sustainable integrated waste management, municipalities need to move away from end-of-pipe approaches. What is rather needed are softer approaches that set incentives for sustainable waste management at an early stage of waste handling.

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A Place Like Too Many Others: Gender Inequality in Bawana, Delhi

By |2019-03-08T09:17:30+02:00March 8th 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, , , , , , , |

In urban settlements around the world, city administrations struggle, and often fail, to provide essential services, safe spaces, and socio-economic securities to residents. While this poses difficulties and dangers to all inhabitants, the consequences of such neglect are especially severe for low-income women and girls.

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The Shape of Economic Growth

By |2019-01-24T13:52:41+02:00January 22nd 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

With more and more people moving to cities, the question arises how to organise urban expansion in a way that ensures economic growth and quality of life. Nina Harari discusses which urban configurations can best accommodate urban growth and whether a city's shape influences its economic development.

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Bangalore: A Vibrant and Dynamic Indian City With An Uncertain Future?

By |2019-01-24T13:53:27+02:00January 17th 2019|economic development, , , , , |

Bangalore is perhaps one of the most prominent examples for urban growth and vibrant economic activity. M H Bala Subrahmanya explains the city’s ascent to success – and its downsides.

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Fostering Multilevel Governance: The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues

By |2018-09-25T10:34:17+02:00September 25th 2018|global urban debates, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , |

The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues are a highly efficient tool towards achieving the goals set in the Paris Agreement. This can be seen in examples from Togo, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, and Ecuador, writes Jisun Hwang from the ICLEI.

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The Human Rights Dimensions of India’s Smart Cities Mission

By |2018-08-16T09:32:32+02:00August 16th 2018|global urban debates, green & smart development, inclusion, smart & digital development, , , , |

Shivani Chaudhry from the Housing and Land Rights Network argues that India’ Smart Cities Mission lacks a human rights dimension – with highly problematic consequences.

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Why the Smart Cities Movement Will Change Indian Cities Profoundly

By |2018-08-16T09:34:26+02:00August 14th 2018|global urban debates, governance & finance, smart & digital development, , |

The concept of 'smart cities' is celebrated globally as one solution to the problems of urbanisation. Jagan Shah argues that in India, the Smart Cities Mission helps to overcome outdated structures in urban planning and governance.

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Collaboration for Climate Change Adaptation in Cities: Some Observations from Nepal

By |2018-07-26T14:58:20+02:00July 26th 2018|climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, , , , , |

In the fourth part of our series on the Talanoa Dialogues, Kirti Kusum Joshi talks about the need for dialogue between federal, provincial, and local governments in order to reduce Nepal's vulnerability to climate change.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production in Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Story of A New Beginning

By |2018-08-02T12:12:52+02:00July 23rd 2018|global urban debates, , , , , , |

Achieving SDG 12—Responsible Consumption and Production—would entail the implementation of various other SDGs, argues Farah Kabir. ActionAid Bangladesh aims at raising awareness and changing consumption patterns in the capital city of Dhaka.

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Localisation is Mobilisation: The 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific

By |2018-07-23T12:46:15+02:00July 19th 2018|governance & finance, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

It is important to think locally when implementing the SDGs, argues Christopher Dekki. Countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Laos and Sri Lanka, are examples of this successful approach.

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