SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

The Future (and Past) of Cities is Female

By |2022-03-21T19:51:16+01:00March 15th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , |

Who defines our cities? And what are the consequences of these definitions? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman shares some reflections.

Hand in Hand With Nature For the Future of Urban Nepal

By |2021-10-21T16:30:20+02:00October 19th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, , , , |

Nepal belongs to one of the least urbanised regions in the world, while also being one of the fastest-growing countries. This poses tremendous challenges for its sustainable future. By Ripin Kalra

The Future of the Brazilian City Statute

By |2021-09-30T10:42:18+02:00September 30th 2021|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

On the 20th anniversary of the City Statute, it is essential to reflect on its legacy of social inclusion in Brazilian cities, recognise its strategic role within national urban frameworks throughout the world and understand how a more radical transformation of our cities can be inspired by mechanisms that this legislation offers.

Reimagining Cities

By |2021-08-25T11:41:13+02:00August 25th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

For the world’s growing urban populations, the “new normal” must mean better and sustainable places to live and work, and ways to travel, for all – not just a privileged few. By Barbara Norman and Peter Newman

To Build An Urban Future, Dare Looking At The Basics

By |2021-08-19T09:18:27+02:00August 19th 2021|Economic Development, Energy & Waste, , , |

The future of our cities is circular, argues Maíra Valladares from 3R - Reduzir, Reusar e Reciclar, a recycling company aiming to circularise Mozambican cities' waste management.

Civic Technology for Participatory Cities of the Future

By |2021-08-23T10:33:43+02:00August 17th 2021|Green & Smart Development, , , |

Advanced by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are experiencing a surge in technological innovation. Among them, civic technologies hold promising solutions towards more citizen participation, argues Francesca Esses.

Blended Data Infrastructures and Localisation: Smart Urbanism in the Age of Pandemic

By |2021-08-16T18:01:58+02:00August 11th 2021|Smart & Digital Development, Urban Health, , , |

Smart city initiatives have played an increasingly prominent role in urban planning. However, there remains a fundamental gap between data driven urban governance and promoting inclusivity. Jaideep Gupte argues that cities that prioritise citizens over technologies are likely to be the ‘smartest’ and most liveable.

Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |2021-08-10T08:34:44+02:00August 3rd 2021|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

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