Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Jordan

By |2021-05-06T08:14:18+02:00May 6th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

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.

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Planning for Growth: How to Manage Rapid Urbanisation

By |2021-02-18T09:28:51+01:00February 18th 2021|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

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

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Indonesia

By |2021-05-10T11:54:40+02:00August 6th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series on urban Indonesia invites our readers to explore facts and figures about urbanisation in this fascinating island state.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in South Africa

By |2021-05-10T11:55:15+02:00May 5th 2020|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series takes our readers to South Africa, offering interesting facts and figures about urbanisation in a country with a turbulent history.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Egypt

By |2021-05-10T11:55:52+02:00October 22nd 2019|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

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

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Circular Economy for the Evolution of the Built Environment

By |2021-02-22T15:20:49+01:00September 10th 2019|Green & Smart Development, Smart & Digital Development, , , , |

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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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Mexico

By |2021-05-10T11:52:17+02:00August 27th 2019|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , |

It is well-known that Mexico City counts among the five largest cities in the world. Yet, the history of urbanisation in the country has more interesting facts to offer. Learn more in URBANET’s latest series of infographics.

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Shortcomings of Brazil’s Minha Casa, Minha Vida Programme

By |2020-04-08T15:36:57+02:00September 27th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

Brazil's social housing programme Minha Casa, Minha Vida prides itself on having delivered an enormous amount of affordable housing. But putting a roof over people's heads is not sufficient if the settlements are located on the far outskirts of a city, depriving residents of access to urban resources, claims Clarisse Cunha Linke.

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6 Features That Make Brazil’s Affordable Housing Programme Good for People and the Environment

By |2018-09-26T12:28:21+02:00September 26th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , |

“Minha Casa, Minha Vida” (My House, My Life) is Brazil’s largest affordable housing project to this day. Priscila Pacheco describes the buildings’ sustainability features that benefit the residents and the environment.

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Policy Reform, not Evictions! The Case of Slum Urbanisation in Khartoum, Sudan

By |2020-04-08T15:36:04+02:00September 20th 2018|Housing & Informality, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , |

A radical reform of Khartoum’s housing policy is required to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers. For this, we need to examine the socio-economic situation of the urban poor and of those who live in the city’s informal settlements.

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Room for Improvement: How to (Better) Integrate Housing and Labour Markets

By |2018-09-19T10:11:41+02:00September 19th 2018|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Decent Work, Housing & Informality, , , , |

Housing and labour are mutually dependent, but their connection is overlooked in economic policies most of the time. Edmundo Werna, Ramin Keivani and Youngha Cho argue that a closer look and a different understanding of how the two markets are linked will lead to more effective solutions and better housing and livelihood conditions, especially in the Global South.

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Brazil

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

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

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Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in India

By |2021-05-10T11:53:53+02:00July 31st 2018|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

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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