Urban Settings Need New Approaches

By |2019-12-12T14:25:33+01:00December 12th 2019|economic development, energy & waste, water & sanitation, , , , , , , , , |

The traditional relief-rehabilitation-development paradigm does not hold true in urban conflict zones. A combined approach of long-term support for systems reinforcing short-term support for individuals would meet people’s needs, secure development gains, and represent value for money. The cost of failing to adapt is simply too high, argues Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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My City in Crisis: The Struggle to Reconstruct

By |2019-12-10T10:28:35+01:00December 10th 2019|basic infrastructure & housing, , , , |

As densely populated urban areas like Homs, Raqqa, and Idlib in Syria continue to be the site of years-long armed conflicts, architect Ammar Azzouz argues that cities must not wait for post-conflict reconstruction plans. Rather, amidst destruction, ideas for the cities of tomorrow should be developed.

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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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