“An Urban Habitat is Not Only Brick and Mortar”

By |2018-12-05T09:58:57+00:00December 5th 2018|housing & informality, participation, Tags: , , |

Daniel Kerber is the founder and CEO of More than Shelters, a social business that brings a creative and innovative approach to the humanitarian context. Since it was founded in 2012, More than Shelters has been active in various places: parts of Jordan that border on neighbouring Syria, transit routes, and places where migrants and refugees arrive, such as Greece and Berlin, Germany. URBANET asked Daniel Kerber what More than Shelters brings to the housing debate.

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Divided Cities and the Need to Move Forward

By |2018-11-13T09:53:50+00:00November 13th 2018|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , |

Almost every major city is heterogeneous in terms of culture and ethnicity. This implies that every city is divided to a certain extent. Yet, there are some cities that are ‘more’ divided than others. Gizem Caner analyses development patterns of such extremely divided cities, using examples from Beirut, Berlin, Jerusalem, Nicosia, and Belfast.

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Mayor of Berlin highlights role of cities in sustainable development

By |2017-10-14T15:14:14+00:00May 24th 2017|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , |

In his contribution to URBANET, Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller outlines his expectations and hopes for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

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“We need political commitment by national and local governments”

By |2018-08-02T12:22:49+00:00October 24th 2016|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , , |

Now that the New Urban Agenda has been adopted, everyone is talking about implementation. URBANET talked to GIZ’s Günter Meinert about what it takes to make the New Urban Agenda a reality.

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Shortcut: The Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow

By |2018-08-02T12:22:25+00:00July 21st 2016|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , , , , |

In the course of the German Habitat Forum taking place on 1 and 2 June 2016 in Berlin the so called “Berlin Recommendations” were developed and ultimately passed by more than 1000 participants from 74 countries. Here are the recommendations in short.

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