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UN-Habitat GC26: Plenary: High Level Segment - English

Streamed live on 8th May 2017

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

UN Habitat 26th Governing Council - Opening Ceremony - English Language

Streamed live on 8th May 2017.

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa
Streamed live on 20 Mar 2017

https://brusselsbriefings.net/
Rural areas in many African countries are undergoing manifest transformation processes fuelled by dynamics such a population growth, urbanisation and increasing mobility. The relationship between rural and urban areas is changing and the rural-urban divide is fading, with increasing flows of people, goods and services between the two and the emergence of new migratory and livelihoods patterns. Next to the growth of capital and major cities, much of the urbanization witnessed in African countries has taken place in the continuum of rural areas with villages, towns and smaller cities below 500,000 inhabitants, fuelled in part by better infrastructure and digital connectivity as well as the search for economic opportunity. Rural towns and smaller cities have the potential to invigorate rural areas in their function as market hubs and basic service provision. Yet fulfilling such functions requires considerable investment and local institutional capacity as well as clear political commitment. Strengthening rural-urban linkages in terms of infrastructure, transport, market access and exchange of information, ideas and innovation can catalyse economic development in rural areas and provide future perspectives for rural population and especially youth. Rural development strategies should therefore consider some of the following opportunities: New income-generating opportunities in food systems as a result of changing urban consumption patterns Investing in towns and intermediary cities as hubs for economic growth and service delivery for rural areas Boosting agricultural productivity and attracting youth to farming Supporting job creation in the rural non-farm economy and enabling diversified and multi-local livelihood strategies

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Kenya Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights Webinar

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization & Clean Technological Minerals: Huge Upside - Jigar Shah

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Exploring a New Urban Agenda for Africa - Edgar Pieterse
Published on 13 Mar 2017

Just a decade ago most African governments were at best, aspatial in their development ambitions, and more often than not, anti-urban. In 2016, the political and policy landscape looks significantly different. At a pan-African level, the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa actively promote “sustainable urbanization”, encourage democratic decentralisation, and work with various institutions to enlarge the flow of finance to address the massive infrastructure deficits that place a break on sustained economic growth and human development. However, there is a real danger that generic policy prescriptions of the international policy circuit will unthinkingly be imposed on Africa. In the midst of the globalisation of urban development policy prescripts that inevitably accompany the Habitat III processes, this risk is even more acute. In recognition of this, Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities are seeking to advance more contextually relevant and bold urbanization policy perspective that more meant as a provocation than neat solutions. At the core of this argument is a desire to confront the interconnected challenges of systemic un- and under-employment, large-scale service delivery deficits, environmental degradation, ad hoc technological investments and unresponsive governance. In this talk I will present the outlines of this argument as the beginning of a sustained engagement with the research of the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities and new partners on the African continent.

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Innovative financing and industry challenges for Sustainable Urbanization, Sunil Kanoria
Published on 14 Mar 2017

Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance & Immediate Past President, ASSOCHAM

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

American Institute of Architects

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Solution for rapid urbanization

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

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