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How to Make Local and National Governments Work Together : A Big Idea to Tackle Climate Change | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

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.

Creating rules for great cities : Will UN Habitat III bind cities to take action | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

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.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

 
“Lagos could do with an adaptive traffic control system, as its traffic wardens and signal infrastructure are over-burdened by congestion and rush-hour travel.” 

Rush hour traffic on Ikorodu Road, Lagos

Road traffic management is an important point of discussion in many cities around the world. We investigate global developments in congestion reduction and makes suggestions on how some […]

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The future of city energy systems : Beyond minimising energy use | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025

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How cities can achieve 100% renewable energy : Cities for climate at COP21 in Paris | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

COP21 amplify the leadership of local governments and their important role for combating climate change.

Antoine Faye presenting Dakar's Integrated Climate Plan (PCTI) at the Cities & Regions Pavilio at COP21

FUTURE LAGOS | How African cities are tackling climate change: News from COP21

African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Part 2: Resilient Cities; are we ready to live on water?

Makoko, a community disowned by its city could be the answer to African coastal cities preparing for climate change.

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FUTURE LAGOS | 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities

Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.

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Walling in the one percent: Eko Atlantic

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?

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If Mayors Ruled the World

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.