“It’s a voluntary agreement, it depends on us”

By |2017-10-14T15:57:40+02:00October 16th 2016|global urban debates, , , , , , |

At the "Co-producing sustainable cities?" conference in September 2016, we talked to Günter Meinert of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH) about his hopes for the Quito conference.

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

By |2017-10-14T16:07:07+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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Urban Governance for Sustainable Global Development: From the SDGs to the New Urban Agenda 

By |2017-10-14T16:08:31+02:00September 23rd 2016|global urban debates, , , , , |

“Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” - this is the call to action formulated in Sustainable Development Goal 11. Although this reflects an awareness of urban governance issues in regard to sustainable development, our author argues that many of these issues are still neglected and need to be further elaborated.

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Youth: Habitat III’s Force to Be Reckoned With

By |2017-10-14T16:12:48+02:00August 30th 2016|global urban debates, governance & finance, participation, , , , , , , |

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the officially mandated space for young people to participate in UN processes. How does their involvement play out in regard to the Habitat III negotiations and the New Urban Agenda? And what are their demands?

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