Showing all Events in Cities, Cities That Work

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    IGC Cities that Work on global value chains and regional innovation

    As part of webinar series organised by the Regional Studies Association (RSA), IGC’s Oliver Harman and other panellists discuss how cities and regions can build, embed and reshape global value chains (GVCs) to their enhancement and technological upgrading. The session aims to contribute to wider discussions on regional innovation and smart specialisation strategies and in...

    27 October 2021

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    Green jobs as drivers of growth in African cities

    The rapid rate of urbanisation ongoing in developing countries presents a complex and urgent set of challenges for cities to accommodate future jobs, housing and other public services and infrastructure demands. Although cities have the potential to be economic hubs of productivity and prosperity, formal jobs in developing cities are scarce, partly due to the lack of...

    28 October 2021

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    Innovate for cities virtual conference

    The Innovate4Cities 2021 virtual conference is an international gathering at the nexus of cities, climate change science and innovation. This groundbreaking meeting is being co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). The conference brings together over 1,000 city leaders, scientists, researchers, innovators, academics, youth and...

    12–13 October 2021

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    Lusaka’s informal settlements policy roundtable

    IGC Cities that Work and the UN-Habitat host a virtual closed-door policy roundtable focused on understanding and upgrading informal settlements in Lusaka. The roundtable is part of an ongoing partnership between IGC Cities that Work and the UN-Habitat to support policymakers in Zambia on urban policy priorities. Over 40 delegates from 20 organisations and departments...

    8 September 2021

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    Sustainable futures: A conversation with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and Matthieu Teachout

    How can we promote a sustainable approach to growth that leaves no one behind? In the first video of our #SustainableGrowth interview series, Abou Bakarr Kamara (Country Economist for IGC Sierra Leone and Liberia) is joined by Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr (Mayor of the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone) and Matthieu Teachout (IGC Director of Policy and Research) in a conversation...

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    Building better data to support sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth Association of Architects, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre, Ordnance Survey and Nesta Challenges, is pleased to announce a series of three inter-linked online events the aim of which is to explore how to ‘Build Better Data to Support Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth’. The series is held on 5 - 7 July 2021 in...

    5–7 July 2021

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    Cities that work strategic capacity development for global future cities

    As part of the Global Future Cities Programme, in collaboration with the UK Built Environment Advisory Group (UKBEAG), Cities that Work initiative are co-delivering three capacity building sessions to 19 middle income cities. The recordings of these sessions, their relevant materials as well as other sessions relevant to emerging city policymakers a will be available...

    21 January 2021

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    Amman’s COVID-19 urban response: Lessons and outlook

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGsVq7B0IWA The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) host a webinar that examines the response of Amman to the spread of COVID-19 and provides academic evidence on the role of planning for urban resilience, as well as exploring challenges and opportunities for recovery. This online event brings in...

    7 December 2020

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    Placing cities at the centre of Africa’s COVID-19 recovery

    The on-going COVID19 pandemic has made clear the inequalities in infrastructure and institutions across the world – the heaviest burden often resting with developing cities. Housing is overcrowded and unsuitable for social distancing, there are difficulties in facilitating a coordinated response to containment measures, and poor service delivery of necessities like...

    28 October 2020

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    How to manage urban density post-COVID-19?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LI6bZpYZL8&ab_channel=InternationalGrowthCentre The COVID-19 pandemic has brought urgency to the need to understand better the dynamics of urban density and examine how cities can overcome the downsides of density to create productive and livable cities through active policy decisions. This is particularly the case in developing countries...

    7 October 2020