Urban Thinkers

                                                              

Urban Thinkers

Urban Thinkers below are proposing analysis and breakthrough ideas, view points, analysis, strategic thinking and innovative ideas to advance the cause of sustainable urbanization. Opinions and ideas are evidence-based, focusing on topics addressed by the World Urban Campaign, expanding on underlying themes and suggesting outcomes. Read, think, share!
 
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Local authorities acting globally for sustainable development, Regional Studies. Member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and aimed to adopt a New Urban Agenda during Habitat III in 2016. Related intergovernmental p...
Most of us might remember what happened in the Addis Ababa conference, or formally the Third Conference of the Financing for Development. As a number of NGOs and stakeholders expressed, the outcome actually lacks addressing how to finance the Sustain...
Over two centuries of carbon-intensive and market-oriented urban developments have led to widespread environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, socio-economic polarization and unhuman relationships amidst affluence, technological advancement an...
Given the dual challenges of inequality and climate change, we propose “energy democracy” as a framework for ownership of energy infrastructure.  Energy democracy promises to share the benefits of renewable energy, advancing equity and sustainab...

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