Urban Themes

Land, Legislation & Governance

[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 20:09
This article is on urban challenges and regeneration of cities in developing countries, using Lagos State as an example. It started with the challenges of urban Lagos, Nigeria. It described Lagos State - a South-Western state in Nigeria, as one of the economic hubs and centres for socio-economic emancipation in Africa. Lagos State have a population of about 18 million people and numerous housing... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:37
Taking the Metropolis’s gender strategy into account, within the framework of Metropolis Women and Metropolis Observatory, next 25th June we will organise, with the support of Brussels Capital Region, a launch session of the 4th Issue Paper of the Metropolis Observatory “Engendering metropolitan spaces in the context of Global Agendas”.  The session will bring together local elected... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:35
Position Title: Programs Coordinator. Reporting to: Director of Operations Location: Kampala District Working Hours: approx. 8 hours per day starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am- 2:00pm on Friday. WHY TEENS UGANDA: TEENS Uganda is a local non-profit organization for youth development whose major concern is to empower the young people in Uganda to make positive life-choices.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:39
The National Youth Congress (NYC2018) will be hosted in Kampala at Ndejje University 25-27 July, 2018 focusing on the role of youth in advocating for good governance that leads to the implementation  of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) and the National Green Growth Development Agenda (NGGDA).  The National Youth Congress (NYC) is an initiative of TEENS Uganda working with a consortium of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:55
Content Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf 1-4 Rim Meziani and Jen Te Pai Editorial Introduction Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf   5-24 Adnan Husnéin The Evolving Role of Modern Urbanistic Heritage in Shaping Sustainable Public Realm: The Case of Abu Dhabi   25-38 Talal Al-Awadhi Local Spatial Impacts of Globalization in Developing Countries: The Case of Sohar,... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:40
Content Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 1-3 Yonghoon Son, Xiaolu Gao, Ninglong You Editorial Introduction Overview: Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 4-16 Haoying Han, Qiwei Ma, Yonghua Li Urban Growth Boundaries of the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area Based on Ecosystem Service 17... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 14:02
Land Governance for Accelerated and Inclusive Development 5-6 April, 2017, New Delhi, India Land is globally seen as a potential tool to create conditions and opportunities for realizing social and economic equality and maintain cultural identity. Good land governance is vital to shared prosperity, accelerate, inclusive and sustainable development. Secured land tenure, especially for women and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:23
Cities are the driving force of the global economy and will be home to most of the world’s people by 2030. Can the public and private sectors learn to work hand-in-hand to ensure human habitats become resilient and future-ready? Governments and businesses make for unnatural bedfellows but in order to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and achieve the Sustainable Development... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:42
Urban governance is a terrain existing predominantly within the domain of executive and legislative branches of government. Although this is true in many respects, urban processes, practices, spaces, and imaginaries are enacted as much through the judiciary. Judicial reasoning plays an important part in delineating access to and inclusion in the city. Judges have the power to set a particular... Read more

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