Why the Way We Work Together Will Determine Our Future

By |2018-07-12T15:32:59+00:00June 26th 2018|climate change & resilience, governance & finance, , , , , |

In the third part of our series on the Talanoa Dialogues, Steven Bland from UN-Habitat blogs on the importance of effective multi-level governance for climate change action, and the steps UN-Habitat is taking to promote it.

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UN Urban without a future, but some common ground builds up

By |2017-10-14T16:33:45+00:00September 8th 2017|global urban debates, , , , , , |

This week's high-level meeting on UN Habitat in New York City has shown that member states are committed to the Habitat process, but view critically the proposals put forward by an independent assessment panel. URBANET reports on the outcomes of the meeting.

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Can a city become resilient? If so, to what and how?

By |2017-10-25T21:57:58+00:00May 10th 2017|climate change & resilience, disaster risk reduction, green & smart development, , , , |

In the process of developing an urban resilience strategy – one that answers these questions, one that addresses the concerns of planners, developers, mayors, local government personnel, investors and concerned citizens – inevitably more questions arise. The most important one is arguably the question of 'resilience to what and why?' This was also discussed during the recent Resilient Cities Conference 2017 in Bonn.

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