Spotlight on: Country Series Rwanda

Restoring Kigali’s Wetlands to Accelerate Climate Resilience

By |2023-05-25T09:36:56+02:00May 23rd 2023|Climate Change & Resilience, , , , , |

In the face of climate risks, Rwanda's capital city, Kigali, is prioritising wetland restoration and embracing sustainable and integrated urban planning approaches. Through these efforts, Kigali is not only mitigating flood risks but also emerging as an exemplar for cities worldwide.

Spotlight on: Energy in Cities

ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework: India’s Innovative Strategy for Climate Resilient Cities

By |2023-04-27T13:20:43+02:00April 27th 2023|Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

India's ClimateSmart Cities Assessment Framework empowers cities to tackle climate change. It's a progressive initiative with tangible actions that aims to improve the lives of citizens while building resilience to climate-related shocks.

Spotlight on: Cities built4climate

Island States of the Global South and the Challenge of Building Urban Climate Resilience

By |2022-11-24T11:28:33+01:00November 24th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, , , , , |

Stephania Constantinou lays focus on island and small island developing states and their task of developing climate-resilient infrastructure to safeguard their existence.

Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

Health Implications of Urban Heat and Air Pollution & Resilience Planning for African Cities

By |2022-10-11T11:40:42+02:00October 11th 2022|Urban Health, , , , |

Urban heat and air pollution in the built environment are interlinked and contribute to increased negative health impacts among urban dwellers. Sharon Onyango highlights the connection between these three factors within the transport sector developments in Africa, providing various urban planning strategies for mitigation to improve human health and wellbeing.

Spotlight on: Risk and Crisis Management

Designing Urban Resilience to Confront a Risky World

By |2022-10-04T10:54:16+02:00October 4th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , |

Building-in the ability of city institutions and infrastructure to anticipate, respond to, bounce back, and learn from shocks and stresses is more essential than ever. By Robert Muggah, Co-Founder of one of the world's leading social policy think tanks.

Spotlight on: Urban Health

Four Strategies for Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

By |2022-09-29T12:25:07+02:00September 29th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health, , , , , |

As extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, cities must adapt strategies and actions to protect their most vulnerable citizens. Mary Sheehan outlines the implications of worsening climate conditions and presents actions to increase the resilience of cities around the globe.

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Urban Space Era: A Disruptive Approach Towards a Resilient City

By |2022-09-06T17:34:38+02:00August 30th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Delhi, just as many other cities around the world, struggles to provide adequate housing for migrant workers. Young architect Kaif Ali presents a potential solution

Spotlight on: Young Voices

Empowering the Next Generation of Urban Changemakers

By |2022-09-06T17:31:40+02:00August 19th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , , |

Young people have fantastic ideas how to create liveable cities of the future - we need an environment that fosters their creativity, says Mario Raimundi Pruss from the Young City Makers Programme.

Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

By |2022-03-30T09:08:31+02:00March 30th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, , , , |

When thinking about the resilience of urban poor, it is worthwhile to think of resilience as a dynamic process of transition on individual and household level, argue Zakir Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman.

Enhancing the Resilience of the Urban Poor in Bangladesh

By |2022-03-22T09:38:19+01:00March 22nd 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, , , |

Cities in Bangladesh are turning into “heated islands”. Due to the lack of long-term urban development measures, there is a big demand for immediate, affordable, and yet effective approaches to improve the living and environmental health conditions in poor settlements. A project proposal by Maniruzzaman Miah of ANANDO.

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2022-03-21T19:38:05+01:00March 17th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

Partnering for Resilient Recovery in Cities – Lessons from ReCAP21

By |2022-04-07T11:32:47+02:00March 1st 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, |

The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped through the interconnected structures of cities, leaving urban systems vulnerable and further deepening inequities. Time for collaborative strategies and actions! Dr Nazmul Huq (ICLEI) and Dana Omran (Resilient Cities Network) with the most important lessons from ReCAP21.

Cities CHALLENGE: What Does a Sustainable and Resilient Community Look Like?

By |2021-10-15T15:03:16+02:00October 14th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Energy & Waste, , , |

Accompanying the launch of the GIZ Cities CHALLENGE interactive ePaper, Andrea Renger, David Stoffel, and Anastasiya Shadkhina present key facts from the ideas competition and emphases cities' critical role in advancing global agendas.

Storm-Proof Housing for the Urban Poor – Lessons from Da Nang, Vietnam

By |2021-08-10T08:34:44+02:00August 3rd 2021|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , |

For low-income families in coastal areas of Vietnam, storm and typhoon damage is a constant threat to life and well-being. However, there is a way for them to escape the vicious cycle, involving proper financial and technical support for storm-resilience housing. Nguyen Anh Tho presents experiences from Da Nang City.

Co-Designing Resilient Recovery in Cities – New Partnerships for a New Era

By |2021-06-29T08:38:23+02:00June 29th 2021|Global Urban Debates, Urban Health, , |

Dana Omran from the Resilient Cities Network and Dr Nazmul Huq from ICLEI present the Resilient Cities Action Package (ReCAP).

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