Lagos: The Gaps Between Urban Policy and Urban Reality

By |2018-10-30T11:24:28+00:00October 30th 2018|governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, urban & metropolitan governance, Tags: , , , , |

In Lagos, Nigeria, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are common in urban planning projects. But whom do they benefit: people or profit? Dr Taibat Lawanson argues that the city's urban development strategy focusses too much on PPPs and thus favours profit over people – and calls to the state government to shift its focus back to a policy that benefits all citizens.

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“Everyone has to bring something to the table” – An Interview with Janice Perlman, founder of the Mega Cities Project

By |2017-10-14T15:31:05+00:00February 10th 2017|governance & finance, mutli stakeholder partnerships, Tags: , , , , , , |

Inequality and insufficient political and social structures in developing countries and and in the megacities of the Global South are still a huge problem, and change only occurs slowly. To enable cities to share their experiences and their efforts to bring about change, Janice Perlman founded the Mega Cities Project.

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Cycling in Bogotá and electric buses in Mexico City: CFF announces pilot projects

By |2017-10-14T16:11:00+00:00September 8th 2016|basic infrastructure & housing, urban mobility, Tags: , , , , , , , , |

C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) have announced their first pilot projects for low-carbon, resilient transportation in megacities. Bogotá and Mexiko City will be implementing new bicycle roads and electric bus services.

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