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.
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.
“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 […]
New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025
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.
African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.
Makoko, a community disowned by its city could be the answer to African coastal cities preparing for climate change.
Bosun Tijani, an innovation expert in Nigeria, shares his thoughts on how economic expansion and innovation will transform the continent.
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?
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.