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As a strategy, it’s local, less controversial and far more manageable, with actionable steps that give quick, tangible feedback while simultaneously addressing climate change.
Doug Kelbaugh January 16, 2017
Through the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, countries have committed to ending children’s unequal access to basic services. Yet delivering on this pledge will require a deep shift in how we plan and govern cities.
Samantha Cocco-Klein January 9, 2017
Key will be moving beyond aspiration to focus on specific implementation mechanisms and road maps for action.
Teresa Ribera January 5, 2017
City leaders can use education to grow their economy and much more. But the 'urban SDG' has little to say on the issue.
Aaron Benavot December 19, 2016
That’s a problem. For the Habitat III strategy to work, we need each city dweller to become an activist for change.
Debra Roberts December 12, 2016
Local authorities are pushing to fundamentally move away from the longstanding dominance of the nation-state. How can we ensure that this is for the best?
Diane E. Davis December 5, 2016
Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.
Michael Tiboris November 28, 2016
Implementar la estrategia adoptada en Hábitat III será complicado, pero los investigadores pueden desempeñar un papel clave en la formulación de políticas centradas en la gente más que en la rentabilidad.
Philipp Horn November 21, 2016
Implementing the Habitat III strategy will be complicated, but researchers can play a key role in formulating policy centred on people rather than profit.
Philipp Horn November 21, 2016
Vincular la formulación de políticas y la Nueva Agenda Urbana con los acuerdos recientes sobre el cambio climático y la reducción del riesgo de desastres constituye una estrategia para financiar las inversiones más prioritarias en las ciudades intermedia.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Linking policy-making and the New Urban Agenda with recent agreements on climate change and disaster risk reduction offers a strategy for financing the critically needed investments in today’s fast-growing intermediate cities.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Six thinkers chart a path toward inclusive urban development.
November 9, 2016
Seis pensadores trazan caminos hacia un desarrollo urbano inclusivo.
November 9, 2016
Six thinkers reflect on last month’s conference on urbanization from a social-justice perspective.
November 9, 2016
Seis pensadores reflexionan acerca de la conferencia sobre urbanización realizada el último mes, desde una perspectiva de justicia social.
November 9, 2016
As COP 22 begins, three recommendations on how to get from good documents and commitments to work plans on sustainability — and quickly.
Gino Van Begin November 7, 2016
Two divergent visions of what the world’s cities could look like by 2036.
Sameh Wahba October 31, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the 20-year time frame of the New Urban Agenda, the sustainable urbanization strategy adopted this week.
October 20, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the Habitat III outcome strategy being adopted this week in Quito.
October 19, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the U.N. summit on sustainable urbanization taking place this week in Quito — and the 20-year vision document it will adopt.
October 18, 2016
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