SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

The World Needs to Get to Grips With Urban Crisis Response

By |2022-06-28T13:45:26+02:00June 17th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Filiep Decorte, Director for Emergency Response, UN-Habitat, outlines how WUF11 has adapted its programme in response to the war in Ukraine.

Transparent and Accountable: Ukrainian Cities Fight for Openness

By |2021-09-02T10:32:31+02:00September 2nd 2021|Smart & Digital Development, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Local authorities often perceive publishing information about their activities as a tedious responsibility. But Ukrainian cities prove that digital openness is a chance for rising investments, growth of trust, and increased human resources. By Olena Ogorodnik from Transparency International Ukraine

A Pulse for Cities: What Makes Open Contracting Essential to Modernizing City Governments

By |2021-11-03T16:07:42+01:00August 6th 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , , , |

Contracting is an unacknowledged superpower that cities have at their disposal to ensure high-quality service delivery to their citizens. Kathrin Frauscher explains how to go about it.

The (Un)walkable City: The Pedestrian Crisis in Kyiv

By |2019-03-05T10:58:12+01:00March 5th 2019|Urban Mobility, , , , , |

Street design in Kyiv, Ukraine leaves something to be desired: walkability. Oleksandr Anisimov analyses how it needs to change so that everyone can use public space.

Don’t Build Spaces, Build Ecosystems

By |2021-02-22T15:24:55+01:00February 28th 2019|Decent Work, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

When opening creative spaces, it is not enough to simply designate a space and add tools and technology, says Roman Vydro, co-Founder of Garage Hub, a community workshop in Kharkiv, Ukraine. What is way more important, is to include a variety of people and let their input create an entire creative ecosystem.

Ukraine Towards Cycling

By |2021-07-23T15:19:31+02:00June 6th 2018|Urban Mobility, , , , |

On its way towards becoming more sustainable, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv is making plans to improve its cycling infrastructure. Natalya Tarnavchyk of GIZ Ukraine has talked to Kseniya Semenova of the Kyiv Cyclists' Association about the city's new cycling concept.

Yuriy bikes to work. How sustainable mobility in Ukraine contributes to climate protection

By |2017-10-14T16:00:18+02:00October 13th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility, , , , |

If cities are to live up to their responsibility to protect the climate, they need to invest in sustainable mobility. How Ukrainian-German cooperation is already successfully tackling the challenge of supporting CO2-neutral traffic, you can read about here!

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