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IHS at HIII: urban insights from Els Keunen, planning expert

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Els Keunen has been working at IHS since the beginning of 2015, as a member of the Urban Strategies and Planning specialisationteam. Before joining IHS, in Rotterdam, she worked in Mozambique and Uganda for six years, in urban upgrading projects. Safe to say she is fully connected to the global urban context and being involved in Habitat III on behalf of IHS was high on her priority list. After four days among 30.000 other urban professionals all the way in Quito, Ecuador, she came back with a lot of observations, lessons and conclusions. Such large-scale events, especially if held only once every 20 years, always promise a lot, but the question always remains whether they actually serve as a departure point for further action or they fall behind, like a distant vision of what could have been.

How does Erasmus University encourage sustainability?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Anyone who has visited the Erasmus University Campus in the past few years knows by now that change is happening loudly and visibly every day. Work on a green campus has brought many transformations here, at EUR and it will continue to do so, at least for the upcoming years. Besides upgrading the infrastructure and the green areas, a significant number of new and sustainable initiatives are taking place. To find out more about what is happening, when and how, I went for a chat with Eva Rood, Project Leader Sustainability Hub at EUR.

Home to IHS, Rotterdam celebrates 75 years of urban development!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

In 2016, Rotterdam celebrated 75 years from the reconstruction of the city, after the war. With a series of exciting events spread throughout a few months in ’15-‘16, the unique character of this place becomes a focal point for exhibitions, art festivals and cultural events. 

Following the green trail in Rotterdam

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Rotterdam is recognized worldwide as a city that excels at integrating and using nature, rather than defending against it. To celebrate this sustainable focus and perhaps inspire further action, we listed a number of initiatives that make Rotterdam a green and sustainable city.

IHS at HIII: ‘Experiences from India- Brazil-South Africa-Human Settlement (IBSA) Partners”

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

IBSA is a trilateral agreement (2003) between India, Brazil and South Africa to promote South-South Cooperation and exchange on several mutually agreed areas of interest.