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Safer cities for all

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Target 11.7 of the SDG on cities aims to "provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, ...

Role of cities in the fight against climate change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Cities are both the victims and the causes of climate change. Urban centers are the key contributor to climate change as nodes ...

Rethinking the Administrative and Political Organization of Urban Outskirts

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outsk...

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.

Surabaya's Mrs. Mayor: Indonesia's Best-Kept Secret

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

Surabaya, Indonesia--Here, in Indonesia's second-largest city, legend tells of a titanic battle between Sura, the great white shark, and Baya, the cro...