Advancing LGBTI Equality: The Rainbow Cities Network

By |2020-07-16T11:14:23+02:00July 14th 2020|Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender, , , |

Cities are crucial actors in fighting discrimination against LGBTI. The Rainbow Cities Network connects them and supports knowledge exchange among them to make this fight a successful one.

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Interview: “Diversity is part of our DNA” (Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim)

By |2020-08-18T13:39:02+02:00May 8th 2018|Inclusion, Participation, , |

The city of Mannheim has always been an intercultural city with an urban community characterised by diversity. But like many other cities in Germany, Mannheim is feeling the impacts of the sudden influx of refugees in 2015. Through various projects and initiatives, the city strives to maintain an urban society which is characterised by a spirit of openness and understanding. URBANET talked to Mannheim’s mayor Dr. Peter Kurz about the city’s approach to diversity and the chances that can arise from being a diverse city.

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Mannheim 2030 – Tailoring the 2030 Agenda to local interests and needs

By |2020-08-18T13:39:54+02:00July 19th 2017|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , , |

Today, the High Level Political Forum for the implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2030 ends in New York City. On this occasion, Mayor Peter Kurz explains how the city of Mannheim, Germany is working towards implementing Agenda 2030 locally. Political leaders, the city administration and the citizens are collaborating to create an inclusive, citizen-oriented city. 

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part IV: Building livable cities

By |2017-10-25T22:01:20+02:00December 1st 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Climate Change & Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Green & Smart Development, Inclusion, , , , , , , , |

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this fourth part, she explains what is concretely being done against the factors that threaten the livability of India's cities and concludes by saying that there needs to be a fundamental shift in the way planners and policy-makers approach urban development.

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part III: Responding to the challenge of livability

By |2020-06-22T12:34:01+02:00November 29th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Inclusion, Urban Health, , , , , , , , , , , |

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this third part, she talks about how Indian cities could be made more livable by improving urban services, mobility, public-private partnerships and the situation in slums.

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part II: The Changing Mechanisms of Planning

By |2017-10-14T15:44:20+02:00November 23rd 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality, Integrated Planning, , , , , , , , , |

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this second part, she talks about urban building master plans, the land housing market in India's cities and the urban poor.

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Urban Festival in Maputo: Tapping into the potentials of urban citizenry

By |2017-10-14T15:45:16+02:00November 19th 2016|Governance & Finance, Participation, , , , , , , |

How can citizens become more actively involved in urban development? The Second Urban Festival that took place in Maputo, Mozambique, earlier this month offered various urban actors, stakeholders and inhabitants a multifaceted platform to come together, exchange ideas and jointly reflect upon their city’s development.

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