SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Mathare Social Justice Centre Struggles for Clean Water and Sanitation

By |2022-07-08T10:36:34+02:00July 7th 2022|Housing & Informality, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation, , , , |

Access to affordable and clean water cannot be taken for granted in Nairobi's neighbourhood of Mathare. Gacheke Gachihi outlines the structural changes needed to guarantee affordable water for all.

SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Affordable Cities Start With Inclusive Transport and Mobility Systems

By |2022-07-06T10:15:12+02:00July 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Mobility, , , |

Public transport should be a priority of urban planning that focuses on affordable cities for all, argues Christopher Dekki.

Mexico City: Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach to Human Mobility

By |2022-03-28T11:12:34+02:00March 28th 2022|Urban Mobility, , , , , |

A progressive legal framework and a human rights-based approach to human mobility – exclusive insights from the Mexican capital. By Nancy Pérez García of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission.

It’s Just Architecture! The Venice Biennale Architettura 2021

By |2022-02-02T10:30:57+01:00December 22nd 2021|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, , , , |

“We need a new spatial contract”, says Hashim Sarkis, curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, inviting participants from all around the globe to ponder sustainability and the question ‘How will we live together’. But how just and sustainable can architecture truly be? A critical review by Aseman G. Bahadori

Why Cities Are Letting Down Children

By |2021-12-14T10:55:46+01:00December 14th 2021|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , |

Many diseases are caused by environmental risks – and it is our youngest and most vulnerable who need utmost protection. Yet, they are not getting what they deserve, says Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Director of Air Pollution and Urban Environment at ISGlobal. A plea for urgent change.

Refugees in Towns: Strengthening Inclusion Through Education

By |2021-12-09T10:06:13+01:00December 9th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

How can cities include refugees and foster their civil participation? Access to education plays a key role. The Refugees in Towns project draws examples of best practices from around the world. By Jacob Ewing

Four Ways to Democratise Research on Urban Land Rights

By |2021-12-07T09:15:35+01:00December 7th 2021|Housing & Informality, , , |

Inclusive research design has the potential to turn “beneficiaries” into experts and agents of change. Rebecca Enobong Roberts makes a strong case for why urban land rights researchers need to proactively consult the groups they study, not just observe them.

Struggling for Reproductive Justice in Public, Private, and In-Between: Feminist Abortion Activism Beyond the Streets of Buenos Aires

By |2021-12-02T11:45:16+01:00December 2nd 2021|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , , |

When thinking about political activism in urban settings, feminist strategies for increasing access to safe abortion provide important insights into how different kinds of spaces can be used for political action — particularly when it comes to issues that cannot be fully addressed through public protest. Discussing strategies of abortion activism in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lea Happ illustrates why we have to think about private and digital spaces as important for political action.

How Cities Understand the Fight Against Climate Change – An Assessment through Local Climate Change Plans

By |2021-11-30T16:54:21+01:00November 30th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Municipal & Climate Finance, , |

Despite the importance of adapting to climate change, not many cities have a plan to tackle it. From those that do, not all contemplate climate adaptation, which is essential given the irreversible damages that climate change will bring. Cristina Bernal Aparicio takes a look at eleven local climate adaptation plans to assess if cities are ready for the climate challenges to come.

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