Spotlight on: Urban Health

“One Healthy” Parks: Where People and Biodiversity Thrive

By |2022-09-27T10:29:08+02:00September 20th 2022|Urban Health, , , , , , |

The link between better mental health and urban green spaces is undeniable – and people want to enjoy them more. Jéssica Felappi makes a point to use this momentum to invest in quality urban green spaces that benefit people, animals and the environment.

Which Governance Factors Drive Urban Zero-Carbon Transformation?

By |2021-07-01T08:16:14+02:00July 1st 2021|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , |

Urban climate action is essential for global carbon neutrality. A study by the German Development Institute has assessed the importance of stakeholder involvement, financing, and impact assessment for urban zero-carbon transformation.

Co-Designing Resilient Recovery in Cities – New Partnerships for a New Era

By |2021-06-29T08:38:23+02:00June 29th 2021|Global Urban Debates, Urban Health, , |

Dana Omran from the Resilient Cities Network and Dr Nazmul Huq from ICLEI present the Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP).

Empowering Young People to Contribute to Freetown’s Green Recovery

By |2021-06-24T11:33:22+02:00June 24th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , , |

Davephine Tholley on how planting trees in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown contributes to the country’s environmental sustainability and socio-economic development.

The Future is Public Transport

By |2021-06-22T08:37:57+02:00June 22nd 2021|Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , |

To achieve the economic, social and environmental benefits of mass public transport, we need long-term sustainable public investment in systems which are accountable to citizens and workers. Social and climate justice must drive the Covid-19 recovery and guarantee that the future is public transport, argues Alana Dave.

Hang in There, Chennai!

By |2021-06-17T10:35:04+02:00June 17th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Water & Sanitation, , , , |

Chennai’s wetlands are prone to disastrous floods and droughts. Jayshree Vencatesan delves into the city’s past and shows just how important understanding city hydrology is for urban planning.

The Monoculture of Midtown Manhattan

By |2021-07-14T08:48:49+02:00June 15th 2021|Economic Development, Global Urban Debates, , , |

Highlighting yet another long-lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phil Myrick takes a look at the concept of central business districts – and argues that its upcoming end is something to look forward to.

COVID-19 in Cities – Pathways Towards Transformative Urban Recovery

By |2021-06-22T08:31:11+02:00June 8th 2021|Decent Work, Urban Health, , , |

Anna Walnycki and Alice Sverdlik present the new framework co-created by the IIED's Human Settlements Groups and key urban stakeholders.

Climate Change Adaptation in Spain: When a Plan is not Enough

By |2021-06-22T08:36:07+02:00June 1st 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to reduce the effects of climate change, making climate adaptation – the process of adjustment to climate change and entailing hazards – necessary. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at Spain's climate adaptation plan, its flaws, and its potential.

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