Infographics: Urban Development in Brazil

By |2018-09-13T09:41:39+00:00September 13th 2018|global urban debates, governance & finance, housing & informality, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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Local Initiatives for a National Agenda: Brazilian Cities are Creating a Climate for Change

By |2018-07-12T15:33:08+00:00June 1st 2018|climate change & resilience, , , , |

Brazil’s national climate agenda has set ambitious goals until 2030. But so far, the country lacks a strategy to include actors from all levels of governance into a cohesive approach. Nevertheless, many Brazilian cities are taking on the challenge to make a change. Laura Valente de Macedo analyses obstacles, drivers and possible perspectives.

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Creating Decent Jobs Through Waste Pickers Cooperatives

By |2018-05-02T17:36:53+00:00May 2nd 2018|decent work, energy & waste, , , , , |

In precarious working environments, cooperatives hold an immense potential to increase social and economic inclusion of marginalized groups. Sonia Dias uses the examples of waste pickers cooperatives to illustrate how the concept of cooperatives helps implement the four pillars of the International Labor Organisation’s Decent Work Agenda—and calls on policy makers to create a favourable environment for this organisational form.

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Sustainable development in the metropolitan century: where do we stand one year after Habitat III?

By |2017-10-27T17:12:12+00:00October 27th 2017|global urban debates, , , , , , , , |

One year has passed since the historic adoption of the New Urban Agenda, two since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda. Is the implementation of the agendas on track? What are obstacles and how can we improve the process?

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The challenge of localising the SDGs: A reflection about Brazil

By |2017-10-04T17:01:53+00:00October 4th 2017|global urban debates, , , , , , , , |

To attain the SDGs, local implementation is key, and cities bear a special responsibility in that regard. But what does the situation really look like on the ground – is there enough awareness and commitment to this global process? Daphne Besen analyses the situation in metropolises and small and medium size cities in Brazil.

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“Communities do not have to be socially divided” – Interview with José Morales, former National Director of Housing and Human Settlements, Ecuador

By |2017-10-14T15:29:07+00:00March 2nd 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , , , |

José Morales, the former National Director of Housing and Human Settlements at the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in Ecuador, gives his view on the country's housing situation and social inequality.

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“Everyone has to bring something to the table” – An Interview with Janice Perlman, founder of the Mega Cities Project

By |2017-10-14T15:31:05+00:00February 10th 2017|governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, , , , , , , , |

Inequality and insufficient political and social structures in developing countries and and in the megacities of the Global South are still a huge problem, and change only occurs slowly. To enable cities to share their experiences and their efforts to bring about change, Janice Perlman founded the Mega Cities Project.

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