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Realising just cities: Mistra Urban Futures

Recap of the Mistra Urban Futures ‘Just City’ conference.

Nairobi, Kenya - February 6, 2014:  Ripe fruits stacked at a local fruit and vegetable market on February 6, 2014. Nairobi, Kenya. The market is frequently visited by locals and tourists.

Innovations in urban food security research

How a multi-country research team is developing new ways of researching urban food security for the Consuming Urban Poverty project.

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Powering Africa’s urban revolution

Powering Africa’s urban revolution is complex.

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Green spaces in cities good for mental health

The importance of safe green spaces in cities should not be underestimated, especially for mental health.

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Co-production in action: Towards realising just cities

Publication from Mistra Urban Futures gives window into transdisciplinary work on urban development .

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How do we ensure broad buy-in to the New Urban Agenda?

Successful urban strategies have worked because local governments and local civil society could see the value of applying them. Commentary by David Satterthwaite and David Dodman.

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Podcast: Sustainable funding for Africa’s cities

African Research Institute podcast examines examines financing options for municipalities to ensure sustainable development of African cities.

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African cities can avoid lock-in to fossil fuels

As Africa continues to urbanize at an unprecedented rate there is a great need to build cities that are resilient and can withstand the pressures of the future.

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Ghana’s drive for gas power calls commitment to renewables into question

To deal with its energy crisis Ghana is investing in gas-powered thermal plants with the aim of supplying 80% of the country’s electricity from gas-powered plants in the next 10 years. This calls into question the future of renewable energy development.

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Film: Powering Namuwongo

Short film explores alternative energy systems operating in Namuwongo, an informal settlement in Kampla, Uganda, and the people who create and use them.

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