How Can Cities in Digital India Contribute to Building a Circular Economy?

By | 2018-07-12T15:23:39+00:00 July 5th 2018|smart & digital development, , , , , , |

India has embarked on a Smart Cities Mission. But what do “smart” or “digital” cities actually have to deliver if they are to be a new model for sustainable urbanism? Urvashi Aneja analyses opportunities and risks of technological innovation and digital inclusion.

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Creating Decent Jobs Through Waste Pickers Cooperatives

By | 2018-05-02T17:36:53+00:00 May 2nd 2018|decent work, energy & waste, , , , , |

In precarious working environments, cooperatives hold an immense potential to increase social and economic inclusion of marginalized groups. Sonia Dias uses the examples of waste pickers cooperatives to illustrate how the concept of cooperatives helps implement the four pillars of the International Labor Organisation’s Decent Work Agenda—and calls on policy makers to create a favourable environment for this organisational form.

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“There are huge health risks in not dealing with solid waste” – An interview with Graham Alabaster from UN-Habitat (video)

By | 2018-03-29T02:24:02+00:00 April 6th 2018|basic infrastructure & housing, energy & waste, health & education, , , , , |

What are the linkages between solid waste management and urban health? And how can city governments improve waste management systems to reduce health risks? On the occasion of World Health Day, URBANET talked to Graham Alabaster, Chief of Sanitation and Waste Management at UN-Habitat.

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How Tangerang City Revamps its Solid Waste Management

By | 2017-10-14T14:59:54+00:00 September 12th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, energy & waste, , , , , , |

Tangerang City in Indonesia has made a big leap from polluted to award winning green city. Watch the video and read the report by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to find out how the city improved its solid waste management.

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Urban Mining – recovering materials in metropolitan regions

By | 2017-10-14T15:32:09+00:00 February 2nd 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , |

To what extent can cities be used as ‘anthropogenic material stocks’? How can international cooperation contribute? In the following interview, Professor Liselotte Schebek from Darmstadt’s Technical University and Uwe Becker, who manages a GIZ-run project in India, share their views on these issues.

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“Nowadays cities are more aware of the problem” – An interview with Jiao Tang and Luis Marinheiro from the ISWA

By | 2017-10-14T15:32:49+00:00 January 31st 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, energy & waste, , , , , , , , , |

In recent years there have been great advancements in solid waste management and people are becoming more and more aware of its importance. However especially in developing countries there is still a need for more sustainable solutions. We spoke to Jiao Tang and Luis Marinheiro about the current situation in waste management and what still needs to be done to make it more sustainable and innovative.

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