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14.1.2019

African Cities and the Development Conundrum / [Ed.] The Graduate Institute

This 10th thematic issue of International Development Policy presents a collection of articles exploring some of the complex development challenges associated with Africa’s recent but extremely rapid pace of urbanisation that challenges still predominant but misleading images of Africa as a rural...

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4.10.2018

Beneath the Surface of Chinese Cities: Abandoned Places and Contemporary Ruins - Metropolitics

Urban ruins represent a marginal subject of research within the field of Chinese studies, and yet are a precious reminder of the country's rapid
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27.9.2018

Rio de Janeiro: An (Inequitably) Connected City? - Metropolitics

The tangled webs of electrical wires, a symbol of the favelas, are also the sign of an electricity service that remains profoundly unequal and
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20.9.2018

Local Leadership and Global Goals: How City Sustainability Networks are Changing Progressive Policymaking - Metropolitics

While national governments often struggle to address global climate change, cities are in a better position to innovate, especially through peer

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12.12.2013

Kids in the City - Dump Site

The Dump Site tells the story of children who scavenge from the Dandora rubbish tip in Nairobi to survive. Driven out of school by poverty, they search for food, plastic or metal - anything that will get them the little money they need to get by...
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12.12.2013

The Right to Stay

In the Mukuru slum, one of the biggest in Nairobi, a group of residents have decided to go to court to demand the right to the land on which they live and the end of forced evictions. Kenya adopted a new Constitution in 2010 which protects the right...
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5.12.2013

Future Megacities

Cities, particularly emerging megacities in developing and newly industrializing countries, play a significant role in climate change. They are both massive contributors of greenhouse gases as well as sensitive victims to its consequences. Therefore...

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Book
14.1.2019

African Cities and the Development Conundrum / [Ed.] The Graduate Institute

This 10th thematic issue of International Development Policy presents a collection of articles exploring some of the complex development challenges associated with Africa’s recent but extremely rapid pace of urbanisation that challenges still predominant but misleading images of Africa as a rural...
Article
20.12.2018

Rural-urban linkages : synergies, threats and limitations / Makiko Taguchi... [et al.]

By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population are expected to live in cities. The United Nations New Urban Agenda implies changing diets and thus the need to include sustainable food systems for the cities. So the rural areas have to transform in parallel. Secondary cities are growing enormously in...
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12.12.2018

Die Welt im Selfie : eine Besichtigung des touristischen Zeitalters / Marco d'Eramo ; aus dem Italienischen von Martina Kempter

Was den einen Erholung vom Alltag ist, wird für die anderen zu einer alltäglichen Belastung: Weltweit explodieren die Touristenzahlen, in den letzten 15 Jahren haben sich die Einnahmen der Branche mehr als verdoppelt, in Mallorca kamen im Juli 2016 1,8 Millionen Besucher auf 900000 Einheimische...

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