Interview: The Power of Decentralisation

By |2018-07-12T15:21:16+02:00July 10th 2018|Decentralisation, Governance & Finance, , , , , , |

Ghana is one of the frontrunner countries dedicated to implementing the SDGs. Highlighting the local perspective, one area of implementation is the revision of the country's National Urban Policy. URBANET spoke to Sylvanus K. Adzornu from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development about key drivers for successful implementation of SDGs.

How Can Cities in Digital India Contribute to Building a Circular Economy?

By |2018-07-12T15:23:39+02:00July 5th 2018|Smart & Digital Development, , , , |

India has embarked on a Smart Cities Mission. But what do “smart” or “digital” cities actually have to deliver if they are to be a new model for sustainable urbanism? Urvashi Aneja analyses opportunities and risks of technological innovation and digital inclusion.

Let’s talk about Urban Governance − Abidjan, Ivory Coast

By |2021-02-23T13:31:28+01:00July 2nd 2018|Governance & Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Health, , , , , , |

There has been consent in international debates that implementing the SDGs requires approaching them from a local perspective. In this very personal account, Alexis Gueu talks about the challenges the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast is facing – and the urgent need for the municipality to develop urban governance structures to tackle these problems.

The SDGs go local! Why cities need to engage in integrated urban development

By |2021-07-23T14:43:43+02:00October 4th 2016|Green & Smart Development, , , , |

For the Sustainable Development Goals to work, cities as key development actors need to apply integrated approaches. Different actors and levels of government must be provided with opportunities to collaborate in order to ensure inclusive, secure, resilient and sustainable urban development. Furthermore, coordinated territorial planning and cross-sectoral cooperation are significant for an effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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