An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2019-02-26T08:41:27+02:00February 26th 2019|decent work, economic development, , , , , ,

Across Latin America, software developers are urgently needed. Laboratoria, an organisation launched in Lima, Peru, focusses on meeting this demand – and, at the same time, opens urban labour markets for women.

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Creative Industries in South Africa: An Engine for Urban Regeneration

By |2019-02-05T13:02:49+02:00February 5th 2019|economic development, , , , , ,

The concept of “creative cities” enjoys widespread popularity. Oluwayemisi Adebola Oyekunle explains how the creative industries are contributing to urban revitalisation in South Africa.

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Urban Regeneration After Catastrophe: The Fire at Omdurman Market

By |2019-01-30T09:46:50+02:00January 29th 2019|economic development, , , ,

After the failed response of the local government to the fire at Omdurman Market, it is time to think about an adequate urban regeneration plan that would boost local economic development in Omdurman City, says Khalafalla Omer.

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Reducing Youth Crime Through Employment? An Example from Papua New Guinea

By |2019-01-24T13:52:05+02:00January 24th 2019|economic development, , , , , ,

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea has high rates of youth crime – and an employment programme aimed at changing this to the better. How effective are such programmes? Oleksiy Ivaschenko presents the findings of his recent study to URBANET.

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The Shape of Economic Growth

By |2019-01-24T13:52:41+02:00January 22nd 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, urban & metropolitan governance, , , , , , ,

With more and more people moving to cities, the question arises how to organise urban expansion in a way that ensures economic growth and quality of life. Nina Harari discusses which urban configurations can best accommodate urban growth and whether a city's shape influences its economic development.

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Bangalore: A Vibrant and Dynamic Indian City With An Uncertain Future?

By |2019-01-24T13:53:27+02:00January 17th 2019|economic development, , , , ,

Bangalore is perhaps one of the most prominent examples for urban growth and vibrant economic activity. M H Bala Subrahmanya explains the city’s ascent to success – and its downsides.

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Can Urban Planning Serve Local Economic Development?

By |2019-01-24T13:54:12+02:00January 15th 2019|economic development, , , , , ,

In Kampala, Uganda, the immensely fast rate of urbanisation makes it hard for urban planners to keep up with developments. Madina Guloba argues that this makes it more important than ever for sustainable urban planning to keep local economic development (LED) approaches in mind.

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Promoting Sustainable Urban Development Through Impact Innovation

By |2019-01-24T13:54:57+02:00January 10th 2019|economic development, smart & digital development, , , , ,

Human-centred impact innovation can be an extraordinary source of social and economic growth for cities and metropolitan areas in developing regions that drives growth of urban communities, supporting equitable and sustainable development and inclusive prosperity.

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