Quito Coverage

Quito Coverage
Official and unofficial mechanisms are quickly falling into place to follow and prod implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs October 21, 2016
Finalization of New Urban Agenda by 167 countries comes as discussion has turned to implementation.
Gregory Scruggs and Carey L. Biron October 20, 2016
Just as nations adopt the Habitat III outcome strategy, four towering figures in urbanism announce a treatise on cities and planning. One of those was Habitat III head Joan Clos.
Gregory Scruggs October 20, 2016
The primary tunnel in and out of Quito is too congested. As the city works with a Chinese firm on an expansion plan, critics are concerned it will create more traffic and displace residents.
Johnny Magdaleno October 20, 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
Many were surprised last month when negotiations on the New Urban Agenda kept the term in the final document. Now, efforts have been made at this week’s Habitat III conference to try to explain what this means on the ground.
Emilio Godoy October 20, 2016
USD 2.3 million announcement addresses key gap in mayors’ ability to access climate finance for resilience planning in cities.
Anna Valmero October 20, 2016
Good urban planning can’t happen without a better understanding of informal settlements, advocates say.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
As the summit marks the start of implementation of the New Urban Agenda, everyone is interested in financing. But the business presence at this week’s conference was light.
Carey L. Biron and Curtis Johnson October 20, 2016
The informal sector is here to stay. It is expanding. And increasingly, in many cities across the world, its face is feminine.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 20, 2016
Habitat for Humanity will seek to secure housing for 40 million people by 2020, among other pledges on land tenure.
Gregory Scruggs October 20, 2016
An initiative is collecting data with a mobile app and visualizing it with balloons and a map.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
The DIY way to get light safely and cheaply into off-the-grid areas.
Anna Valmero October 20, 2016
A call for mayors to see a strong role in integrating newcomers.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 20, 2016
As Habitat III draws to a close, opinions are mixed on whether the framework on sustainable cities is gaining political traction.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
El nuevo Atlas de la Expansión Urbana utiliza datos antiguos y nuevos para representar gráficamente lo que verdaderamente significa el crecimiento urbano masivo.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
The new Atlas of Urban Expansion draws on old and new data to paint a picture of what massive urban growth really means.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
25 experts weigh in on the Habitat III outcome strategy being adopted this week in Quito.
October 19, 2016
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau and Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena rode to power last year on a wave of popular discontent over Spain’s real-estate-driven financial crisis.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
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