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Food Supply to Cities - Achieving a Zero Hunger Generation

Food Supply to Cities - Achieving a Zero Hunger Generation

Primary issues such as hunger, a long-standing developmental priority, remains an everyday battle for millions of people worldwide. According to UN statistics, hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. So where do we stand if food security is destined to be a pivotal component to eradicating poverty and attaining sustainable development? The right to food…

Cities without Hunger

Cities without Hunger

The relationship between low income housing and food security needs to be targeted by the UN SDGs in order to achieve Goal 2: ‘to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture’. Food security for the urban poor Urbanization has brought with it the urbanization of poverty and now, many low-income urban populations are equally at risk of…

How can cities handle poverty?

How can cities handle poverty?

Cities are magnets of opportunity: they offer better standards of living than rural areas, and will soon house 80% of the global economy. But when demand for housing, jobs, and services outstrips capacity, urban areas can turn into congested, haphazard locales that amplify extreme poverty. Can cities handle this urbanization of poverty? There are significant spatial disparities in coverage.…

Facing Poverty - Income Inequality in Africa

Facing Poverty - Income Inequality in Africa

According to the recently published study of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) on Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences, poverty levels remain very high in Africa -41 percent in comparison to other regions under development What the study outlines is the fact that despite sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) achievement on an…

Working to achive SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Working to achive SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (UNSDG2030) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 with the aim of transforming our world by eradicating poverty and ensuring collaborative partnerships in the sustainable development triumvirate: the economic, social and environmental arms. The Goals and targets will stimulate action over…

We are re-launching our web channels

We are re-launching our web channels

Welcome to our program United Smart Cites. Our goal is to promote sustainable urban development, especially in countries with transition economies and developing countries, through analysis of practices and policies, pilot activities, exchange of experiences and best practices, networking and capacity building. The project will help to scale up the European experiences of smart cities to…

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