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Planeamiento urbano pensando en la sostenibilidad: Un objetivo ambicioso en Cali

Cali, 19 septiembre 2014 — El crecimiento de las ciudades en América Latina ha sido caotico. El Plan de Ordenación Territorial, actualmente en discusión en Cali, contempla aspectos con una ambiciosa agenda que incluye la creación de un sistema municipal de áreas protegidas, la apertura de nuevos espacios verdes, mejoras en la infraestructura de transporte y una densificación del centro de la ciudad. Leer más.

Pemulangan pendatang ilegal untuk menekan laju urbanisasi Jakarta

Jakarta, 18 September 2014 — Urbanisasi adalah proses tak terelakkan untuk Jakarta. Magnet ekonomi menarik banyak orang dari wilayah lain untuk mencari penghidupan yang lebih baik. Laju urbanisasi yang tidak terkontrol menyebabkan kota kehilangan keseimbangan. Pendataan terhadap pendatang baru dan sosialisasi informasi kependudukan menjadi kunci menahan laju pertambahan penduduk Jakarta. Baca lebih lanjut.

Ciudad de México quiere subir el salario mínimo

Mexico D.F., 17 septiembre 2014 — El D.F. propone aumentar el salario mínimo de las personas empleadas para que estos salgan de la situación de marginación y pobreza. Este cambio está relacionado con la meta 7ª de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable para las urbes sobre la erradicación de la pobreza. Leer más.

Inspiring and training the next generation of India's urban leaders

Bangalore, 16 September 2014 — Although India is on the cusp of being predominantly urban, many of the country’s top leaders and city managers have no formal training in urban issues and practice. In 2011, a new university launched in Bangalore to fill this knowledge gap. The Indian Institute of Human Settlements — the first of its kind in the country — plans to lead the way in giving Indian urbanists a world-class education as they prepare to thoughtfully and carefully plan for massive urban growth. See more.

The 'African City of the Future': Johannesburg's 2040 vision

Johannesburg, 15 September 2014 — Understanding the challenges of modern cites as resulting from complex and inter-related factors, the key innovation of Joburg's 2040 vision is to move away from a narrow sectoral approach toward a more thematic one, to which all targeted City interventions can aim. But high-level frameworks alone can never bring such a complex conceptual map into being. Enabling environments must be supported on a number of levels, as they filter knowledge both 'upwards' and 'downwards', build interdisciplinary capacity, and value creativity and spatial thinking. See more.

Surabaya sebagai Kota Pintar (Smart City)

Surabaya, 12 September 2014 — Surabaya menjadi pionir dalam implementasi Smart City di Indonesia telah mengaplikasikan system teknologi dan informasi yang terintegrasi ke dalam pemerintahan, transportasi dan lingkungan. Melalui konsep ini Surabaya diharapkan mampu meningkatkan kualitas pelayanan publik menjadi lebih cepat, transparan dan akuntabel. Baca lebih lanjut.

التخطيط الحضري والتنمية المستدامة في القاهرة

Cairo, 11 September 2014 — أخذت الحكومة المصرية على عاتقها الحد من التلوث وتوسعة المناطق السكنية وتحسين مستوى حياة الأجيال المصرية الجديدة بتحسين التخطيط الحضري ودعم أهداف التنمية المستدامة من خلال مناطق حضرية خارج العاصمة... أقرء المزيد عن تلك المبادرة... إقرء المزيد

SDG 11 could boost Malawi's recently elected City Councillors

Lilongwe, 10 September 2014 — A strong international urban agenda can trickle down to give Lilongwe's newly elected City Councillors a boost, along with much-needed strategic direction. The city's poor can benefit through a combination of strengthened local accountability and incentives to develop a pro-poor urban policy framework. See more.

From a planned city to spontaneous urbanization: Could Ho Chi Minh City go back to a sustainable development plan?

Ho Chi Minh City, 9 September 2014 — In 1862, Ho Chi Minh City was surprisingly well-constructed under the "Projet de Ville de 500.000 âmes à Saigon" (urban plan for a 500,000-inhabitant city of Saigon) by a French colonel named Paul Coffyn. A hundred fifty years later, the city has become a "fragmented city." Could it ever go back to its planned state? See more.

Lighting up the urban poor

Mumbai, 8 September 2014 — A simple light bulb can be a game-changer in low-income households. Studying and work can continue on past dark, providing the grounds for more income and potentially a different future. The energy issue is not one only of rural areas. Many of India's urban slums continue to exist in darkness or are forced to pay high prices for power. What is needed to catalyze energy access for all? Mumbai has been testing answers. See more.