As Ukraine’s cities are already starting to build back, UNITAC supports them with evidence-based recovery planning and a people-centred approach to foster resilient and inclusive reconstruction.
In the face of escalating climate-related disasters, Ron Harris and Jordana Vasquez from the Resilient Cities Network discuss strategies and tools for building resilient cities.
In response to rapid urbanisation and climate change impacts in Erbil, Iraq, Sinam Hawro Yakoob, highlights how a community-driven initiative has set an ambitious goal of planting one million indigenous oak trees to enhance the city’s environment and its capacity to adapt to climate change.
Abhas Jha brings attention to the urgent heat crisis in South Asian cities, where rising temperatures threaten lives, livelihoods, and the economy while also exploring potential solutions to protect the most vulnerable.
Resilience and preparedness are vital conditions for safeguarding the future of our cities. Stefan Wagner, Head of Germany’s Office for International Affairs and Global Sustainability in Bonn, illuminates the city’s new role as an MCR2030 Global Resilience Hub.
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.
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.
Stephania Constantinou lays focus on island and small island developing states and their task of developing climate-resilient infrastructure to safeguard their existence.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.