Which Governance Factors Drive Urban Zero-Carbon Transformation?

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

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.

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

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

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

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Empowering Young People to Contribute to Freetown’s Green Recovery

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

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

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The Future is Public Transport

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

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.

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The Monoculture of Midtown Manhattan

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

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.

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COVID-19 in Cities – Pathways Towards Transformative Urban Recovery

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

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

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

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

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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