Resilience After Covid19 – A System-Thinking Approach

By |2021-11-04T10:39:26+01:00June 18th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Resilience needs to be a priority in shaping the post-pandemic future, argues David Jácome-Pólit, outlining the advantages of system-thinking in urban planning.

Empowering Communities to Build Resilience: Quito, Ecuador

By |2019-10-01T09:24:27+02:00October 1st 2019|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , |

Quito, Ecuador is facing a variety of natural hazards, making it imperative to develop proper resilience strategies. David Jácome Polit, the city's Chief Resilience Officer, explains why any such strategy has to be based on a neighbourhood's social structure.

Habitat Reform – Business as usual will yield results as usual

By |2017-10-14T15:01:24+02:00September 1st 2017|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Next week, the two-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly on UN-Habitat will take place in New York. Member states of the United Nations will gather there and discuss future reform steps for UN-Habitat. Franz Marré provides some thought-provoking reflections on the reforms proposed by the high-level panel and says that business as usual is not an option.

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