Urban Themes

Research & Capacity Development

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:21
In September 2016, Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), together with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) convened a 5-day Training of Trainers course to provide in-depth knowledge on how to build climate resilience at the local level. The training was based on the DEA-SALGA-GIZ Let’s Respond to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 - 00:47
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:43
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 22:34
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 11:04
Research has shown city dwellers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression – but could individual buildings have a negative impact on wellbeing? Screaming sirens, overcrowding, traffic; life in the city isn’t always relaxing. These stressors aren’t simply inconvenient or irritating, though; research has suggested that urban living has a significant impact on mental health. One meta-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:10
Although Africa’s growth has slowed, the long term fundamentals are strong, big business opportunities lie ahead and the overall outlook is positive.These facts are contained in the latest McKinseyGlobal Institute Report released on Thursday, titled: “Lions On The Move II: Realizing The Potentials of Africa’s Economy.”According to the MGI’S new report, four fundamentals are likely to underpin... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 - 14:31
Late last week, set among Hangzhou’s ancient gardens and shimmering new buildings, China and the U.S. announced that they are formally joining the Paris agreement to combat climate change. It was the latest demonstration of joint leadership by the two countries on global climate and environmental issues. For China to meet its own targets—especially peaking carbon emissions by 2030—it must... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 15:07
[ Partner ] Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 18:48
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:05
The demography of cities in the 21st century will be shaped, to a large extent, by migration. This paper argues that the rights-based approach to urban policy advocated in the preparatory work of Habitat III, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, may not be conducive to this goal. The approach lacks a contextual and dynamic... Read more

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