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New Urban Agenda
Sustainable Development Goals
These cities are coming up with new ways to harness ‘hyper-diversity’
Ideas from Europe include interactive spaces, youth programmes.
August 23, 2017
How technology is helping cities cope with mass migration
Key tools include financial services for the “unbanked”, easy-to-access Internet-based business-license applications and more.
August 1, 2017
A startup that wants running water in every urban home
CityTaps aims to overcome the forces that drive water utilities away from serving poor customers in developing cities.
June 6, 2017
Three start-ups aim at implementing the SDGs
Pool of 1,000 proposals sought to tackle issues around sustainable infrastructure, services delivery and inequality.
April 25, 2017
Can Swiss housing cooperatives introduce their approach in developing countries?
Several groups plan to create a “financial solidarity mechanism”, to work first in Senegal and Nicaragua.
March 29, 2017
Observatory shifts focus to global implementation of ‘right to the city’
UCLG project relaunches by highlighting nearly 70 case studies from five continents.
March 22, 2017
Youths spearheading new models for putting the SDGs into practice
The first of an annual report rounds up transformative ideas from 57 countries.
February 9, 2017
How Kabadiwalla Connect built a business model around informal waste picking
The Chennai company helps neighborhood scrap dealers fetch higher prices for recyclables.
July 14, 2016
With what3words, everyone on the planet finally has an address
Most of the world's cities don't have official street names or addresses. A UK company has a way to fix that.
July 14, 2016
India’s Jugnoo is like Uber for auto rickshaws
The ridesharing service is putting more money in the pockets of drivers and inspiring them to open what is often their first bank accounts.
July 13, 2016