Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2018-12-18T13:25:44+01:00December 18th 2018|decent work, economic development, , , , , , , , |

Living as a refugee is difficult, and often aggravated by not being able to work and earn money in your host country. In Southern Jordan, refugees and locals take part in urban regeneration efforts.

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Migration: An Essential Pillar of Human Civilisation

By |2018-12-11T10:44:57+01:00December 11th 2018|global urban debates, , , |

Migration has always been a catalyst of knowledge, of culture, of science – an aspect that often goes unmentioned in the recent, heated debates on migration. On the occasion of the Global Compact for Migration, Christopher Dekki outlines how important migration is to urban areas, while at the same time emphasising the role cities and communities have to play in these dynamics.

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New approaches for pressing challenges

By |2017-10-14T15:05:04+02:00August 8th 2017|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, , , , , , |

Most people who are fleeing the war in Syria find shelter in the neighbouring countries. Their host communities are facing the challenge of providing services to a growing population, especially concerning water and energy supply and waste management. A partnership programme makes it possible for municipalities to exchange knowledge and jointly work on solutions.

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A “new urban agenda” for displaced communities? Unveiling architecture and urbanism principles to strengthen the Right to the City

By |2017-10-14T15:10:58+02:00June 12th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, inclusion, , , , , , |

According to UNHCR, 65.3 million people were displaced due to conflict and persecution in 2016. How can city planning respond to this massive influx of people in a way that meets minimum standards for housing? URBANET's author Fernando Murillo outlines his ideas for inclusive cities that welcome refugees and migrants.

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“I want to stay.” New perspectives for migrants and refugees in Morocco

By |2017-10-14T15:41:42+02:00December 14th 2016|basic infrastructure & housing, inclusion, , , , , , , , |

In a four-part series, URBANET takes a closer look at specific projects that contribute to making cities more liveable. This third part describes efforts to better integrate and reintegrate migrants, refugees and returning migrants into local life in Morocco.

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Good partnerships – An interview with Brigitte Riegelbauer, mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg

By |2018-08-02T12:16:10+02:00November 10th 2016|governance & finance, peer learning & co production, , , , , , , |

Town twinnings play an important role when it comes to mutual understanding and learning processes. In an interview with Imme Scheit, head of administration and deputy chief officer of the mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg Brigitte Riegelbauer explains how these partnerships can be successfully implemented.

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