The Right to the City: “It is critical to urbanise informal settlements”

By |2017-10-14T16:11:34+02:00September 7th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, , , , , , |

In modern-day cities, issues such as affordable and good housing, or the question of who designs neighborhoods are very relevant and often imply a conflict of interests. URBANET talked to Harvard Loeb Fellow Matthias Nohn about the challenges and chances that cities face, and about what really constitutes the "Right to the City".

“We’ve got a political crisis, and no one is admitting it”

By |2017-10-14T16:15:31+02:00August 4th 2016|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

At the German Habitat Forum in June 2016 URBANET talked to the African Centre for Cities Director Edgar Pieterse about cultural inclusion, informal settlements and why it is necessary that international institutions overcome their own limitations for the New Urban Agenda to have an impact.

“We want to be the partners that create the agenda”

By |2017-10-14T16:24:44+02:00July 21st 2016|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

The idea of partnerships plays an important role in the formulation of the New Urban Agenda. But how can local communities have a real chance to participate? In an interview with Urbanet, Rose Molokoane, Deputy President of Slum Dwellers International (SDI), shares her vision of a New Urban Agenda co-created by the urban poor.

Creating sustainable and liveable cities to support decentralisation in Ghana

By |2017-10-14T16:26:47+02:00July 21st 2016|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , , , , , |

Rapid urbanisation accelerated by rural-urban and North-South migration due to economic imbalances causes serious challenges for local authorities in Ghana. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Support for Decentralisation Reforms (SfDR) programme supports the implementation of the Ghanaian decentralisation reforms at regional, district and local level.

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