City2City
11 Aug 2020

11 August 2020 - In this episode of ‘Make Change Happen’, the guests discuss the similarities between public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impacts of climate change on urban settings in the global South. One significant element in common: both have devastating human consequences.

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7 Aug 2020

07 August 2020 - Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our times. Cities are being greatly affected, with more than half of the world's population living in urban areas, of which nearly a billion in slums.

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7 Aug 2020

7 August 2020 - Attendees will learn to produce maps and figures to support monitoring and reporting on land degradation, improvement, and urbanization for SDG indicators 15.3.1 and 11.3.1. Each part of the webinar series will feature a presentation, hands-on exercise, and time for the speaker to answer live questions.

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6 Aug 2020

6 August 2020 - Startups, transit agencies, and policymakers are eager for “MaaS” apps that let help travelers choose multiple modes — and give up private cars. But revenue has been elusive. 

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6 Aug 2020

6 August 2020 - India is in the middle of the 2020 monsoon season and the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a normal monsoon. With heavy rains also occurring across many cities, the tension is ripe about urban areas. Will Urban India go underwater again?

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5 Aug 2020

5 August 2020 - The reality of managing two disasters at once has arrived in many parts of the U.S. Across Florida, the state with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the past week.

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5 Aug 2020

5 August 2020 - Lincoln, Nebraska was one of the first cities to launch a color-coded “risk dial” to help residents understand local COVID-19 risks. Launched in May, the speedometer-like alert system points to green when the risk is low, yellow when it’s moderate, orange when it’s high, and red when it’s severe. 

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5 Aug 2020

5 August 2020 - In a recent World Bank study, economists Somik Lall and Sameh Wahba argue that economic geography, not physical geography, determines the risk of contagion. This is a critical finding for African cities, which struggle with informal settlements, poor planning and infrastructure, and a lack of basic services like water supply. 

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28 Jul 2020

28 July 2020 - The UN SG’s Policy Brief on COVID-19 in an Urban World estimates that urban areas are at the epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for an estimated 90 per cent of cases. However, urban density does not correlate with higher virus transmission. Overcrowding and urban areas with poor infrastructure and housing or weak local governance does.

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28 Jul 2020

July 28 2020 – Around 90 percent of all COVID-19 cases are found in urban areas according to the latest Policy Brief by the UN Secretary-General. The Policy Brief COVID-19 in an Urban World, outlines ideas for governments to address the pandemic, particularly in the areas of inequalities, building local capacities and ensuring a green, inclusive recovery.

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24 Jul 2020

24 July 2020 - Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 percent of the capital’s land area. 

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24 Jul 2020

24 July 2020 - Cities need to implement intelligent road management solutions in order to support citizens and businesses, writes Huawei’s Hong-Eng Koh.

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