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By Sabina Andrén on 10 Jul, 2017

Städer har en nyckelroll för att vi ska kunna minska våra fotavtryck och samtidigt möjliggöra god livskvalitet. På ett seminarium i Almedalen arrangerat av Världsnaturfonden WWF och Mistra Urban Futures reflekterade fyra svenska städer – Umeå, Göteborg, Uppsala och Malmö – kring lärdomar i klimatarbetet och vad som är nästa steg. Gästblogg av WWF:s programsamordnare för One Planet City Challenge, Sabina Andrén.

By Michael Oloko on 30 Jun, 2017

Kachok dumpsite in Kisumu which was a quarry depression to be filled up with some waste materials in the 1970s has become a nightmare in Kisumu City. Its relocation to other sites outside the City as a landfill has not been possible due to economic, social as well as political implications.

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By Gunilla Almered Olsson on 28 Jun, 2017

Food security is a vulnerable dimension of urban resilience and sustainability. At the same time, food security issues may form a basis for the re-establishment of links between urban and rural regions. However. this is often missing in the resilience and sustainability discourse.

By Jan Riise on 13 Jun, 2017

Strengthening place-based potential and opportunities may be a more productive strategy than a re-distribution of resources on a regional or national level when it comes to rural municipalities where depopulation is an everyday reality.

By Jan Riise on 31 May, 2017

The words of Navin Ramsoondur, Mayor of Vacoas-Phoenix in Mauritius, summarised well this year’s ICLEI Resilient Cities congress. More than 400 representatives from local governments, cities and regions all over the world gathered in Bonn in early May for the congress. The need for new partnerships and collaborative efforts at many levels in many ways characterised the programme.