The Challenge of Localising SDGs: Experiences from Bangladesh

By |2021-07-29T11:59:59+02:00July 29th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice at the local level remains a significant challenge for many countries. Dr Firdaus Ara Hussain and Redita Rokib on the challenges in Bangladesh – and on a promising model pursued by the Government of Bangladesh to overcome them.

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Localising SDG 11 Through Inspirational Advocacy

By |2021-07-27T10:53:30+02:00July 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

Can design drive positive change? This was the question at the core of London’s Design Biennale 2021. Laura Puttkamer was there and gives you the latest on the future of the urban designs that are here to change the world.

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Meeting the Challenge of Gender Equality in Burkina Faso

By |2021-07-22T12:35:35+02:00July 22nd 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

In Burkina Faso, women are taking up the challenge of diversifying their professional choices. With the support of CFIAM, they are proving that non-traditional occupations are not the exclusive domain of men. Bernard Zongo shares the main lessons learned.

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Strengthening Community School Structures to Attain Quality Education in Mzuzu City, Malawi

By |2021-07-20T09:09:36+02:00July 20th 2021|Categories: Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , |

Tizgowere Msiska outlines how the REHAAT Initiative is advancing SDGs on the local level in Mzuzu City, Malawi.

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Localising the SDGs through Architecture: Examples from a Sustainable Public School in Chile

By |2021-07-15T08:57:35+02:00July 15th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , |

Al Borde Architects showcase how architecture can play a vital role in implementing the SDGs on a local level.

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Positioning Medellín for a more Sustainable Future

By |2021-07-13T11:49:43+02:00July 13th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Many transitional cities have worked hard to develop planning tools that make a difference in people’s lives. And while Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellín, has made significant progress, it should now take it to the next level to become fully compatible with global sustainability agendas. By Santiago Mejía-Dugand

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Integrating Water and Sanitation with Wider Slum Upgrading

By |2021-07-08T08:33:04+02:00July 8th 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Sam Drabble, Sara Márquez Martín, and Jane Weru explore how water and sanitation can and should be better integrated with wider slum upgrading initiatives.

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Localising the SDGs: A Call for Urban Equality as a Guiding Principle

By |2021-07-06T10:26:45+02:00July 6th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Localising the global Sustainable Development Goals presents key challenges to policymakers everywhere. An ‘Urban Equality lens’ however, may help navigate some of the tensions, contradictions, and gaps in the Agenda. By KNOW Investigators

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Video: Empowering Urban Planners with City Works Trainings in Egypt

By |2019-11-28T10:43:39+01:00November 28th 2019|Categories: Housing & Informality, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , |

A new series of workshops is increasing awareness of international agendas amongst local government employees in Egypt, with the aim of strengthening their work in the field of urban development and management. Watch the video to learn more.

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Lessons Learnt – Localising the SDGs in Egypt’s Urban Development

By |2019-12-05T15:47:54+01:00November 26th 2019|Categories: Housing & Informality, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , |

For decades, Egypt has been suffering from uncontrolled urbanisation and low quality of urban life. Solving these issues requires collaboration between relevant stakeholders at global, national, and local level. Dr. Hassan Elmouelhi highlights some of the attempts to link these different stakeholders in the field of urban development.

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Localizing Global Agendas

By |2019-09-25T11:13:51+02:00September 25th 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , , |

The 2019 SDG Summit will mark the first quadrennial review of the 2030 Agenda. It assesses where we are, how far we have come since its adoption – and what needs to be done, as we enter the next decade, to achieve the ambitious global goals to leave no one and no place behind.

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Infrastructure and SDGs in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

By |2019-04-30T08:44:32+02:00April 30th 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, commits to implementation of the SDGs. To this end, the city focusses on sustainable construction, always ensuring to align the SDGs with national policies.

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Localisation is Mobilisation: The 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific

By |2018-07-23T12:46:15+02:00July 19th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , , , |

It is important to think locally when implementing the SDGs, argues Christopher Dekki. Countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Laos and Sri Lanka, are examples of this successful approach.

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“City Networks Need to Be Membership-Based Organisations”

By |2021-02-22T13:21:04+01:00July 17th 2018|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

In an interview with URBANET, Emilia Saiz from UCLG presents her vision for the city network, talking about how the network can best represent local and regional governments in a democratic manner.

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“The SDGs Are Critical in Everything That We Do”

By |2018-07-12T15:20:35+02:00July 12th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

Political will is a huge factor for effective SDG implementation. Yet, it is equally important that people understand the SDGs as something that directly benefits their daily lives. We spoke to Dr. Isaac Mensa-Bonsu from Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission about their lessons learned in implementing the SDGs.

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