SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

World Urban Forum 11: Now is the Time to Transform National Urban Policies into Local Action

By |2022-07-04T12:15:04+02:00July 4th 2022|Global Urban Debates, |

Laura Puttkamer concludes URBANET’s spotlight on the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WORLD URBAN FORUM

Urban Challenges in Post-COVID Times

By |2022-06-30T09:36:48+02:00June 30th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance, , , , , |

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing challenges in the domain of social inclusion and housing. Cynthia Goytia on how cities can rise to these challenges and which solutions have already proven successful in urban Latin America.

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Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future: Can We?

By |2022-06-28T09:19:00+02:00June 28th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, , , , |

Climate change is the biggest challenge our cities are currently facing. Lance Jay Brown on the urgent need to transform them – and on the many ideas on how to do it.

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Womenomics for the Cities We Need

By |2022-06-23T08:02:06+02:00June 23rd 2022|Decent Work, Youth & Gender, , , |

"The City We Need Now!" (TCWNN) is a campaign by UN Habitat that is inclusive and promotes gender equality. Prof. Analia Pastran, Co-Chair of the Professionals Group and Member of the Steering Committee of the UN Habitat’ World Urban Campaign, on the importance of female professional alliances.

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Quality Urban Fabric Will Determine the Fate of Tomorrow’s Cities

By |2022-06-21T10:11:55+02:00June 21st 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, , , |

While we assume cities will continue to face rapid growth, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced a trend which counters linear population projections: qualified professionals no longer move where work is, but work from where they want to live. If, before the pandemic, cities competed to attract head offices or multinational corporations, today they have to compete for each qualified individual.

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The World Needs to Get to Grips With Urban Crisis Response

By |2022-06-28T13:45:26+02:00June 17th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Filiep Decorte, Director for Emergency Response, UN-Habitat, outlines how WUF11 has adapted its programme in response to the war in Ukraine.

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Transforming Cities for a Liveable Future for All

By |2022-06-14T09:03:59+02:00June 14th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

Making cities liveable for all remains one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. By Ingolf Dietrich, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

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The New Image of Polish Cities

By |2022-06-09T08:57:12+02:00June 9th 2022|Economic Development, Green & Smart Development, , , , , , |

Grzegorz Puda, Polish Minister of Development Funds and Regional Policy, writes on how Polish cities have managed to transform into friendly metropolises bustling with city life. What were the development paths, how did they learn to capitalise on their advantages? Those questions will certainly be among topics that Poland will be presenting at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Katowice.

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WUF11: Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

By |2022-06-07T10:20:51+02:00June 7th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , |

Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), invites you to the 11th edition of the most important global conference on sustainable urbanisation.

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