UCT’s Future Water Institute wonders why the City of Cape Town is ignoring storm water as a water augmentation opportunity, even though it could be critical in bolstering the city’s scarce water supply and its resilience to climate change.
The coming Habitat III proposal : National Urban Policy Commissions, seen as being a potential solution to apply a multi-level governance to tackle climate change.
Habitat III will introduce a document called the New Urban Agenda that’ll effectively guide the future of urbanisation policy for all UN member states. Cris Robertson explores this agenda revealing that although its content bay be groundbreaking, it is not legally binding. Begging one to question how much action will governments take if there are no consequences if they don’t.
“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by
New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025
African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.
Makoko, a community disowned by its city could be the answer to African coastal cities preparing for climate change.
Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.
Nigeria is betting on Eko Atlantic as a new and wealthy futuristic version of Lagos. A refuge-island for climate change, or simply, as some have said, an apparatus for ‘climate apartheid.’ Has the dream that drove the construction of the Great Wall to protect Lagos from sea level rise been hijacked to suit the elite?
Many mayors are impressive figures and time appears to be on their side. Nation states (particularly the large ones) have an increasingly hard time and, in the context of a process of globalization, cities, and particularly small city-states, increasingly emerge victorious. Cities have first-hand experience with many of the things that occur in globalization’s wake, such as immigration and cultural and religious diversity, and are generally less dogmatic and more practical in dealing with them.