Hurricane Irma and its impact on Haitian cities

By |2018-08-02T12:28:35+00:00November 16th 2017|climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, green & smart development, Tags: , , , , , , |

With rising ocean water temperatures due to climate change, hurricanes are becoming stronger and last longer. This year, the Caribbean and parts of the US were hit by hurricane Irma, a particularly devastating storm. How can costal cities prepare for such disasters, and mitigate their effects? In an interview, Joseph Severe, Jean Frantz Jure and Nicolas Jean talk about the situation in Haiti.

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Towards sustainable cities: Implementing the NDCs and SDGs at the local level

By |2018-08-02T15:15:46+00:00November 15th 2017|climate change & resilience, global urban debates, green & smart development, Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cities and urban settlements play a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Paris Agreement. Nathaly Arguto and Stella Schroeder cast a spotlight on projects from Latin America, the region with the highest rate of urbanisation in the world, that contribute to implementing the global agendas for sustainability.

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What does the Integral Implementation of the New Urban Agenda mean?

By |2017-10-15T20:15:33+00:00July 7th 2017|global urban debates, Tags: , , , , |

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the most urbanised regions of the planet. At the same time it is also the world’s most unequal region, a region where poverty and wealth coexist and antagonise each other daily, especially in urban spaces. Today, 80 per cent of the Latin American population lives in cities, with half of the urban population in LAC concentrated in rapidly growing intermediate cities. But what are the main challenges cities in Latin America and the Caribbean have to face? And which integral approaches do cities pursue to overcome them?

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