Sparking Transformation Towards Inclusive Cities in a Post-Pandemic World

By |2021-04-27T11:03:33+02:00April 27th 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Smart & Digital Development|Tags: , , |

The global pandemic presents us with many challenges. But the current digital transformation may also be a powerful tool for inclusive city planning. Ramola Naik Singru from the Asian Development Bank highlights key learnings.

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Realising Inclusive Cities by Rethinking Urban Mobility

By |2021-04-08T13:53:21+02:00April 8th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , |

Inclusion has always been a conscious policy choice. Christopher Dekki reveals how cities around the world are increasingly prioritising the mobility needs of a select few rather than providing safe and accessible spaces for all.

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5 Planning Tips for the Urban Planner of Tomorrow

By |2021-02-23T15:47:46+01:00February 11th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , |

Urban design and city planning is complicated and for experts only? Michael Dehoyos takes us on a stroll through San Francisco and proves that with a little imagination, anyone can become an urban planner.

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Infrastructure and SDGs in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

By |2019-04-30T08:44:32+02:00April 30th 2019|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, commits to implementation of the SDGs. To this end, the city focusses on sustainable construction, always ensuring to align the SDGs with national policies.

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Urban Futures: Youth Participation in the Baltics and the Balkans

By |2020-06-22T12:47:47+02:00February 19th 2019|Categories: Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

Citizen participation in urban planning is a quite new concept to begin with. And, even if implemented, cities often neglect to extend the concept to those, whose lives will be most affected by a city's development: Youth

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Can Urban Planning Serve Local Economic Development?

By |2019-01-24T13:54:12+01:00January 15th 2019|Categories: Economic Development|Tags: , , , , , |

In Kampala, Uganda, the immensely fast rate of urbanisation makes it hard for urban planners to keep up with developments. Madina Guloba argues that this makes it more important than ever for sustainable urban planning to keep local economic development (LED) approaches in mind.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Brazil

By |2021-05-10T11:45:54+02:00September 13th 2018|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

URBANET’s latest infographic series provides you with interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in Brazil.

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Urban Regeneration: Viewpoints of a Mexican City

By |2021-02-23T13:55:09+01:00September 12th 2018|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

The city of Morelia, Mexico is planning to combat urban sprawl by densification and regeneration. With “District 4.0”, the city is hoping to attract investments from the creative-digital industries.

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Young People’s Participation: Critical for Responsive City Planning

By |2020-06-22T12:44:09+02:00September 6th 2018|Categories: Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender|Tags: , , , , |

In the Indian city of Mumbai, different groups participated in revising the city’s Development Plan. This article highlights the importance of the participation of young people in city planning at the neighbourhood level if planning is to respond adequately and responsibly to contemporary challenges.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in India

By |2021-08-18T12:15:35+02:00July 31st 2018|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , , |

India is a rapidly urbanising country. As a kick-off to our focus week, URBANET has prepared infographics to summarize some of the most important and fascinating facts and processes regarding urbanisation in India.

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“The SDGs Are Critical in Everything That We Do”

By |2018-07-12T15:20:35+02:00July 12th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , , |

Political will is a huge factor for effective SDG implementation. Yet, it is equally important that people understand the SDGs as something that directly benefits their daily lives. We spoke to Dr. Isaac Mensa-Bonsu from Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission about their lessons learned in implementing the SDGs.

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