To Build An Urban Future, Dare Looking At The Basics

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

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.

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Civic Technology for Participatory Cities of the Future

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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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