Building Resilience to COVID-19 in City Region Food Systems

By |2024-01-04T15:12:07+01:00November 16th 2021|

City region food systems are affected by diverse shocks such as a pandemic. It is therefore essential that cities develop respective resilience strategies, argue Isabella Trapani, Guido Santini, and Roman Malec from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Thinking Together Urbanisation and Agriculture: What do Farmers do Under Rapid Urban Growth?

By |2024-01-04T15:12:47+01:00November 11th 2021|

The global debate on agriculture under urbanisation has often focused a priori on the replacement of agricultural uses by built-up space. It thereby often overlooks new opportunities for agriculture at the urban periphery.

Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Kenya for Increased Resilience

By |2024-01-04T15:13:43+01:00November 2nd 2021|

Country-wide sustainable solutions can be assured only if regional connectivity and urban-rural linkages that support livelihoods in rural communities, towns, and smaller cities are considered alongside urban and regional growth strategies. Vassiliki Kravva and Ben Smith present an example from the UK-funded Sustainable Urban Economic Programme (SUED) in Kenya.

Linking to Your Local Producer: Urban Innovation in Mexico

By |2024-01-04T14:11:38+01:00December 3rd 2020|

Mexican cities feature an array of innovative market formats, redefining producer-consumer relationships while creating interactive, public spaces at the same time. Jorge Javier and Dr Cecilia Tortajada on the reinvention of old institutions.

Live from Quito, Day 3: Partnerships, Smart Cities, and urban-rural linkages

By |2023-12-19T14:11:57+01:00October 20th 2016|

Yesterday at Habitat III, Sarah Nandudu from Slum Dwellers International and Mayor Manuel Fernando Velarde Dellepiane of San Isidro district in Lima, Peru, talked about networking and Smart Cities. To find out what else happened, read URBANET's report on the events of the third day of the conference!

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