Country Series: Colombia

Empowering Colombian Cities: Pioneers in Climate Action and Energy Resilience

By |2024-05-28T16:40:20+02:00May 28th 2024|

Colombian cities face a stark paradox - emitting just a fraction of global greenhouse gases, yet disproportionately vulnerable to climate impacts like extreme weather and energy insecurity, explains Carolina Hernandez. Despite minimal contributions, they bear the brunt.

Country Series: Colombia

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Colombia

By |2024-05-08T10:35:11+02:00May 8th 2024|

URBANET’s latest country focus on Colombia invites our readers to learn about the country’s urban and demographic development. Traditionally starting off with a set of infographics, we offer you facts and figures about urbanisation in Colombia, which is already increasing rapidly and projected to rise even further in the following 25 years.

Affordable Housing

Accessibility is Affordability: Why Evaluating Urban Access is Key to Affordable Housing Policy

By |2024-04-26T09:44:02+02:00April 25th 2024|

City planners and data scientists Santiago Fernández Reyes and Apaar Bansal explain how a new visual tool they developed can bridge the land use and transport policy gap – and push policymakers to provide adequate housing that is better located.

Urban Climate Resilience

Building Safe and Equitable Climate-Resilient Cities for All

By |2024-01-05T12:55:30+01:00July 4th 2023|

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.

Urban Climate Resilience

Growing a Greener City: Erbil’s Roadmap to Climate Adaptation

By |2024-01-05T12:55:48+01:00June 27th 2023|

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.

Country Series Rwanda

The Construction Industry in Rwanda: Opportunities or Challenges for Urban Growth?

By |2024-01-05T12:57:41+01:00May 16th 2023|

Rwanda’s urban population is rapidly increasing, posing chances and challenges. Enrico Morriello illustrates how the country’s construction industry could pave the way to sustainable urbanisation.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Rwanda

By |2024-01-05T12:57:57+01:00May 9th 2023|

URBANET is back with a new country series, inviting readers to explore and learn about urbanisation in Rwanda! Starting off with a set of infographics we introduce you to some insightful facts and figures regarding the country’s urban and demographic development.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Bangladesh

By |2024-01-04T15:48:01+01:00March 10th 2022|

URBANET presents another country series, inviting readers to learn about urbanisation and urban development in Bangladesh! We kick off our focus weeks with a set of infographics. We offer you facts and figures from this young nation, where rapid urbansiation has been presenting urban planners and policymakers with various challenges and potentials alike.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Jordan

By |2024-01-04T14:54:50+01:00May 6th 2021|

URBANET's latest country series focuses on Jordan, and as always, we start the series with a collection of infographics! Learn more about urban development in a country where urbanisation has been a powerful factor for more than 30 years.

Planning for Growth: How to Manage Rapid Urbanisation

By |2024-01-04T14:07:10+01:00February 18th 2021|

Rapid urbanisation is leading to quick spatial expansion in cities across Africa – but cities are largely failing to manage this growth. Urban expansion planning is a tested and pragmatic strategy that cities can use to organise their urban peripheries. By Patrick Lamson-Hall

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Egypt

By |2024-01-04T08:40:02+01:00October 22nd 2019|

URBANET's latest infographic series takes you to Egypt, offers interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development – in a country that already saw cities and urban life 5,500 years ago. Urban and Rural Population The graphic displays the growth of Egypt's rural and urban population. Today, more Egyptians are living in rural

Circular Economy for the Evolution of the Built Environment

By |2024-01-04T08:46:13+01:00September 10th 2019|

With massive urbanisation rates worldwide, it is essential that our built environment contributes to sustainable urban planning. Vivek Jaisree Mohandas and Henning Wilts outline how the concept of Circular Economy can be applied to the construction sector.

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