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We should recognise that people in informal settlements have the same right to share the city with the same dignity and equality as other residents. Without the active participation of informal settlement residents in upgrading projects, any upgrading plans proposed are destined to flop.
Many look beyond the city for land
Article publié en coopération avec la Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Paris, France.
Vingt ans après son introduction, le moratoire qui interdit la vente des terres agricoles est levé en Ukraine dans une réforme historique, mais dont les conséquences restent encore floues.
Urban Green Spaces (UGS) are vegetated open spaces that provide a multitude of ecological functions that are essential for the physical and mental well-being of the citizens as well as for the urban environment. However, land is an extremely competitive resource in cities that are struggling to sustain the ever-growing urban population and UGS are constantly under threat of urban encroachment. Even the well spread out cities are pressured to densify by the more commonplace ‘sustainable dense urban neighbourhood’ approach that in turn, increases the pressure on open spaces such as UGS.
The world has changed in the year and a half since Habitat for Humanity closed Solid Ground, a 4-year global advocacy campaign to increase access to land for shelter. The significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout are still unfolding. The Solid Ground campaign helped to change policies and systems to improve access to land for shelter for over 12 million people.
Rome, le 2 juin 2021 – Le 28 mai 2021, le Président de la République du Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, a lancé un projet visant à réduire la pauvreté et à accroître la production et les revenus grâce à l’aquaculture au profit de plus de 88 000 petits producteurs piscicoles dans les zones rurales. Le projet a été inauguré à Chitima, dans la province de Tete.
Em 2021, o grupo de pesquisa GEORISCO completa 10 anos de criação e, para celebrar essa marca importante, realizará o Seminário Internacional GEORISCO. Será uma série de quatro conferências on line com renomados pesquisadores do tema Redução de Risco de Desastres. O seminário é uma realização do GEORISCO com a colaboração do Núcleo de Pesquisas sobre Desastres (NUPED-UFRN).
A Pandemia do COVID-19 está a configurar-se como marco inaugural do século XXI e ainda faz-se sentir em grande parte do planeta com contágios e óbitos crescentes e grande impacto na vida das cidades e das suas populações.
Main photo: the new law was proposed in the light of developments in Cambodia’s property sector. KT/Pann Rachana
A proposal that will lead to substantial changes to the existing law governing land management and urban planning in Cambodia is moving forward.