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The complexity of resilience

On 24th August, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Italy and almost destroyed the town of Amatrice, also heavily damaging other villages and towns in the area. With almost 300 killed, it left thousands more without a roof over their heads apart from the damage to the infrastructure and disruption of the socio-economic aspects of their daily lives.Read more.

Politics of water in Mumbai

Mumbai, 30 October 2016 — The key issue with housing is land, and the battle’s always been over land. Sadly, city governments have never assigned or allocated land for affordable housing; neither have they actively engaged in building affordable housing. The private sector will not build affordable housing for the poor or even the middle class. See more.

Dhaka towards a New Urban Agenda

Dhaka, 24 October 2016 — The Secretary of the Environment and Urbanization of the 20th Executive Council of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh, a contributor to the Daily Star on urban issues, and an architect and faculty member at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Sujaul Islam Khan, shares his impressions of the New Urban Agenda and contemplates the development predictions of Dhaka. See more.

Grassroots organizations and the New Urban Agenda

While Habitat III is proudly advertising the participatory and inclusive city and while there are many NGOs involved in side and networking events during the conference, grassroots initiatives and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are gravely underrepresented.

La segregación espacial en Bogotá: entrevista a Fernando de la Carrera

Bogotá, 12 octubre 2016 — Fernando es profesor en el departamento de Arquitectura de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad de los Andes desde el año2002.Recibió el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura Dicken Castro, Arquitectura Interior en la XXII Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura, con el proyecto de la remodelacioÏn del Museo del Oro de BogotaÏ. Entusiasta del fomento del uso de la Bicicleta. Leer más.

El Futuro de la Agenda Urbana de CDMX

Mexico D.F., 6 octobre 2016 — La Gerente Comunitaria de en CDMX platicó con Laura Ballesteros, especialista en movilidad y transporte sostenible bajo un enfoque de derechos humanos. La entrevista se refiere a las necesidades de la Ciudad de México y el papel que la Nueva Agenda urbana puede jugar a nivel local.
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Cali ante la Nueva Agenda: entrevista con Flor Inés Marín Acosta

Cali, 4 octobre 2016 — Flor Inés Marín Acosta es arquitecta, magister en Políticas Públicas de la Universidad del Valle. Trabaja desde el 2012 en el Departamento Administrativo de Planeación del Municipio de Santiago de Cali y actualmente es asesora de la implementación de la política pública de mejoramiento integral del hábitat. Leer más.

Building the Public City: Public space and public engagement practices in Johannesburg’s inner city

Johannesburg, 14 March 2016 — As Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure – the "Corridors of Freedom" – continues to be rolled out across Johannesburg, plans are underway for existing proximate social facilities to be supported by new developments to form neighbourhood "social clusters," which can potentially serve communities in ways that the BRT itself cannot. Critical, then, is the level of local engagement, inclusion, and ownership that these local developments build. See more.

Mumbai’s coastal edges could define the city’s future

Mumbai, 25 January 2016 — The peninsula city of Mumbai may be one of the most crowded in the world, but it also boasts an enviable 149 kilometers of coastline. Undoubtedly, the city’s setting offers a lot of untapped potential, and this year will be telling for how the sweeping coastal asset will be used. See more.

Phát triển đô thị theo giao thông công cộng: Chiến lược của TP. HCM để trở thành một siêu đô thị tổ chức tốt

Ho Chi Minh City, 15 Tháng một 2016 — So với các thành phố có cùng mức độ phát triển trên thế giới, TP. HCM đang tăng trưởng với tốc độ nhanh đáng nể. Điều đó khiến cho câu hỏi về quy hoạch đô thị bền vững trở nên quan trọng hơn bao giờ hết. Bên cạnh việc thiết lập các mục tiêu phát triển bền vững, thành phố cũng cần phải tìm một chiến lược hợp lý để đảm bảo rằng gánh nặng của việc xây dựng một siêu đô thị tốt không trút lên vai người nghèo đô thị. Xem thêm.