Beyond the Board

29 Apr 2010

By Louise Cobbett, SDI Secretariat In keeping with SDI’s method of learning through exchanges, Dan Ericsson the Swedish Secretary of State and UPFI Board Member, engaged with the communities of Joe...

Whither the "supermayor," the private sector?

16 Apr 2010

By Benjamin Bradlow, SDI secretariatThe Financial Times had an interesting special magazine last week on “the future of cities.” Many of the articles highlighted some of the basic phenomena affecting...

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Culture, identity and slum areas: opportunities and challenges seen from slu ...

14 Apr 2010

By Sheela Patel, SPARCAdapted from remarks given at Habitat Norway's panel discussion on "The role of cultural heritage in poor urban settlements," 5 October 2009, in Oslo.Despite the rapid spread...

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SDI Goes Google

07 Apr 2010

By Louise Cobbett and Jack Makau, SDI Secretariat  With the Internet cementing it’s place as the gateway for any - and all- information, it makes sense for the communities of urban...