Tag Archives: UN-Habitat

Public participation in the 3rd Millenium: making cities more sustainable?

The UN Summit Habitat III is just months away. At a critical time for climate change and sustainable development, public participation has a vital role to play in our efforts to “square the circle” of urban sustainability. Will the beginning of … Continue reading

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Critical thinking on smartness, service providing and technology: YA sessions at UTC Palermo

Guest author: Dezsö Vajtho, Utrecht University, MSc Sustainable Development (LinkedIN). This post is a report from the two sessions organized by the AESOP Young Academics network during the Urban Thinker Campus, an event organzed by PUSH, included in the World Urban … Continue reading

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Measuring urban quality of life – some challenges in practice

We have come a great way in attempting to define what quality of life and wellbeing are, as ultimate goals urban policies. In this post, I argue that for many cities, particularly in middle-income and low-income countries, there are significant … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the World Urban Forum 7. Why the new Urban Agenda matters

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) In June 2016, the United Nations will convene the Habitat III Conference which will set the agenda for international cooperation on urban issues for the next 20 years. And in April this year, the World Urban … Continue reading

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