Prof. Shuaib Lwasa (center, red circle) attended Round Table meeting at Oregon Zoo that brought together members of the InterTwine initiative that is working on urban nature in that region. Read more
If you have been following the global, regional, and local-level conversations about the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) and their implementation for example, UN’s Habitat III meeting, held in Quito, Ecuador. Read more
Many cities still have green areas in various forms, despite the fragmentation of their ecosystems. The call for integration of built form with nature is now more explicit and can be discerned from the Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 as well as the New Urban Agenda of 2016. Read more
The UAL recently concluded another training workshop for students working on the Heterogeneous Infrastructures of Cities in Uganda Project (HICCUP) 3-year project from 17th to the 20th January 2018 at Makerere University. This workshop follows on from the first workshop which was held in August 2016. Read more
Participants at the networking event engaged in discussions about leapfrogging as an alternative approach towards more sustainable cities in the global South.
The UN conference on Cities (UN-Habitat III) is 14 days away and a new study that is a comment in NATURE by an international team of researchers shows that fast-growing small (populations of 0.3-0.5 million) and medium-sized (0.5 to 5 million) cities, especially in Africa and Asia, need more attention. Read more
To move towards success and progress on Sustainable Development Goal 11, cities in Africa will have to deal with multi-dimensional aspects of urban development. Linking SDG’s, Climate Change Agreement and Sendai Framework for Disasters Risk reduction, cities in Africa will have to leapfrog to sustainability. Read more