Making a world without HIV by 2030 possible: Mayors and local governments as change agents

By |2021-02-23T13:57:00+01:00September 26th 2017|

HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health crisis around the world, especially in cities. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa has vouched to eliminate AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Titus James Twesige explains the situation in Uganda and why mayors can drive positive change.

The challenge of changing travel behaviours

By |2021-02-23T15:50:16+01:00December 20th 2016|

Urban travel requirements are constantly changing, and so are the challenges that cities face in keeping their inhabitants mobile. In an interview with URBANET, Roger Behrens (University of Cape Town) talks about the importance of accessibility, the challenges for local governments and the changing travel dynamics in South Africa.

Working together to create a positive climate

By |2021-02-23T14:03:58+01:00December 16th 2016|

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. This fourth and last part describes how a Tanzanian and a German municipality partnered up to contribute to climate protection - and to also collaborate on other issues.

“I want to stay.” New perspectives for migrants and refugees in Morocco

By |2021-02-22T13:14:05+01:00December 14th 2016|

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. This third part describes efforts to better integrate and reintegrate migrants, refugees and returning migrants into local life in Morocco.

Good partnerships – An interview with Brigitte Riegelbauer, mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg

By |2021-02-22T13:33:48+01:00November 10th 2016|

Town twinnings play an important role when it comes to mutual understanding and learning processes. In an interview with Imme Scheit, head of administration and deputy chief officer of the mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg Brigitte Riegelbauer explains how these partnerships can be successfully implemented.

“Participation is a prerequisite for sustainable urban development”

By |2021-02-22T13:29:20+01:00September 28th 2016|

According to Franziska Schreiber and Kaj Fischer from the think tank adelphi, innovative participation processes make cities more livable. URBANET talked to both urbanisation experts about how municipalities and residents can work together to shape their city.

New solutions to existing problems: The role of grassroots organizations in community development

By |2021-08-18T11:29:12+02:00July 27th 2016|

To be able to achieve good governance, local governments must not only work together with communities, but also grant them a certain amount of responsibility. In an interview with URBANET, Diana Mitlin, Managing Director of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, talks about the importance of community-led development and the value grassroots organisations can add to local communities.

“One actor alone doesn’t have the solution” – leading urban change collectively

By |2021-02-22T13:35:13+01:00July 25th 2016|

Multi-stakeholder partnerships and the capacity to lead change collectively are decisive if we aim for the creation of a sustainable urban future. In an interview with Urbanet, Petra Kuenkel, Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute, presented her insights on the success factors of urban development partnerships and their implications for the New Urban Agenda.

How partnerships can help cities make the New Urban Agenda a reality

By |2021-11-04T11:08:40+01:00July 21st 2016|

The vibrant, multi-level partnerships that have been formed in Accra through the Cities Alliance Land, Services and Citizenship programme show why inclusive partnerships are our best chance of achieving sustainable development.

Integrated capacity building for urban governance, planning and management

By |2021-07-23T14:32:37+02:00July 21st 2016|

To create the best possible outcomes for city projects and planning, local governments need appropriate capacities at all levels. These capacities exist in different forms and in an urban context are arguably especially important on a local level.

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