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World Urban Forum Recap
By admin February 18, 2020

  With increasing concern about the global climate crisis and unprecedented urbanization, this year’s World Urban Forum theme of “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation” was especially apt. Over 540 events occured, with 13,000 participants discussing the importance of using cities in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This year’s outcome, the

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Is Africa Ready for Population Growth?
By admin January 17, 2019

Africa’s population today is estimated at 1.2 billion. Population growth in Africa is projected to double in the next three decades to 2 billion. As the world faces many challenges related to global warming, civil and international conflicts, and humanitarian crises, the thought of more people on this earth heightens insecurities. However, more people can

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Africa Needs Sustainable Cities to Foster a Sustainable Future
By admin November 7, 2016

For the first time in the history of the UN development mandate a specific urban goal has been inserted in the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a priority target to be achieved over the next 15 years. More specifically, the 11th Sustainable Development Goal refers to making ‘cities and human settlements

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The Future is Urban
By admin July 27, 2015

In the early nineteenth century, the age of industrialization brought about profound demographic and economic transformations across Europe and North America, most notably, in the increasing concentration of people in highly urbanized area. It became the phenomenon that defined the modern era and moved society to the next level of human development. It took less

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