Global Solutions Hub
Building forward better – the contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19
The Solution Session “Building forward better. The contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19” is the outcome of a virtual Dialogue series hosted by Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over the course of several months. These Dialogues brought together 30 experts and practitioners from academia, private sector ... Read more
Policy Brief
A sustainable urbanization and infrastructure response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Holger Kühle (GIZ), Jörn Meyer (GIZ), Michael Cohen (The New School), Mitch Cook (The New School), Raja Al Marzoqi (Institute of Diplomatic Studies, T20 Saudi Arabia), Susan Parnell (University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town), Nicolas Buchoud (Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development)
Global Solutions Hub
What can the G20 do to support city leadership on the SDGs?
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, in a world of rapid urbanization, mayors and municipal officials were increasingly demonstrating their leadership in accelerating social and economic progress to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their local priorities have taken on added importance as the world plans its recovery from COVID-19. This session will explore how the ... Read more
Global Solutions Hub
Why sustainable and smart urbanization matters for the G20
Urbanization and urban demographics are shaping a world both more complex and more unstable, spiraling up with digital transformations and un precedented levels of systemic risks -as illustrated by the covid19 pandemic. While the pivotal role of urbanization for social development and safeguarding the environment has been widely acknowledged since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit ... Read more
Expert
Nicolas Buchoud
Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development
Video
Summit Round-Up: Interview with Albert Ting
Albert K. Ting, Vietnamese business veteran and construction expert, speaks about the challenges of urbanization and sustainable development of cities in this interview for the Global Solutions Summit Round-Up 2020. He further emphasizes the importance of sustainable businesses behavior that looks beyond shareholder value.
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Vision Statement by Nicolas Buchoud
Urbanization and urban demographics are shaping a world both more complex and more unstable, spiraling up with digital transformations and un precedented levels of systemic risks -as illustrated by the covid19 pandemic. While the pivotal role of urbanization for social development and safeguarding the environment has been widely acknowledged since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit ... Read more

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