Topic: Urbanização

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Lincoln Institute at COP28

Novembro 30, 2023 - Dezembro 12, 2023

Offered in inglês

Land and water policy is at the heart of climate policy and essential to climate-resilient development. Lincoln Institute staff are participating in the UN’s 28th annual Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, to support inclusive and equitable land and water policy responses to the climate crisis.

Lincoln Institute at the Multilevel Action and Urbanization Pavilion

This year, the Lincoln Institute is a Pavilion partner at the Multilevel Action and Urbanization Pavilion, coconvened by ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability and UN-Habitat. The Pavilion serves as the global hub for discourse on challenges and solutions to the interconnected issues of climate change and urbanization. Here the Lincoln Institute will focus on the intersection of equitable climate action, land use, urbanization, nature-based solutions, and finance in two sessions on the Global Event Stage and streamed live on YouTube:

Local Solutions in Land: Multilevel Collaboration for Inclusive Climate Resilience 

December 6 at 10:00 a.m. (GMT+4) 

This event will highlight the critical role land and land policy can play in the development of inclusive, resilient communities and how collaboration and networks are essential to scaling up action. Anacláudia Rossbach, director of the Latin America and the Caribbean program at the Lincoln Institute, will moderate. Panelists include:

  • Patrick Welch, policy analyst, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (moderator)
  • Lauren McLean, mayor of Boise, Idaho
  • Inamara Mélo, general coordinator of adaptation, national secretariat for climate change, Brazilian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
  • Margaret Mengo, director of program operations in Africa, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Laura Arévalos, community liaison and professor, Villa 20, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Juan Carlos Cárdenas, mayor of Bucaramanga, Colombia

Toward Win-Win Outcomes for Climate and Community

December 9 at 1:00 p.m. (GMT+4) 

This event will focus on how communities—from agricultural to highly urbanized—are taking action to reduce and adapt to climate change while balancing their responses with social and economic considerations. Panelists include:

  • Amy Cotter, director of climate strategies, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • John Farner, executive director, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy
  • Deepthy Kanneri Balagangadharan, regional director Middle East, Green Business Certification, Inc.
  • Henk Ovink, senior fellow, World Resources Institute, and commissioner, Global Commission on the Economics of Water
  • Perla Lozano, manager, Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Center for the Future of Cities
  • Gabriel Liu, joint secretary at the Brazilian Presidency for Environment, Climate and Agriculture

Hosted by the Lincoln Institute

USG-Civil Society Gathering on Built Environment Day

December 6 at 5:00 pm (GMT +4)

Hosted by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, this meet-and-greet reception brings together representatives from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and US civil society organizations attending COP28 to discuss the critical intersections of climate, housing, transport, and the built environment in a relaxed environment.

US Government staff and members of US civil society organizations are invited to RVSP here.

Featuring the Lincoln Institute

Lincoln Institute staff will be featured in several other discussions at COP28, including:

Building Partnerships to Deliver Transformative Climate Action in Cities

December 1

Hosted by The King’s Foundation and Community Jameel, this impact-driven roundtable acknowledges the Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation and leverages insights from Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and The Prince’s Foundation’s University of Oxford-partnered research to build partnerships, raise awareness and explore evidence-based solutions towards climate action in cities.

Achieving Climate Targets in the Transport Sector: Can Renewables Pave the Way?

December 5 at 11:30 a.m. (GMT +4)

Co-developed by Asociación Sustenar, the International Union of Railways, the International Union of Public Transport, and REN21, this panel will discuss how renewables and transports can tackle global climate goals together.

Land Use in the Era of Climate Mobility: The Possibilities, Challenges, and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

December 6 at 9:00 a.m. (GMT +4)

Organized by the Global Centre for Climate Mobility and Claudia Dobles (LCAU/MIT), this panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of introducing AI into land use planning in climate vulnerable countries and communities and its potential for helping to address climate mobility pressures in rural and urban areas.


Details

Date
Novembro 30, 2023 - Dezembro 12, 2023
Language
inglês

Keywords

Adaptação, Mitigação Climática, Resiliência, Água

Solicitação de propostas

Research on Municipal Fiscal Health and Land Policies

Submission Deadline: February 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM

The submission deadline has been extended from January 29 to February 5, 2024. 

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy invites proposals for original research that can be applied to address the challenge of promoting the fiscal health of municipal governments in a range of contexts and institutional settings across the world. We are particularly interested in research that explores the ways sound urban planning, land-based taxation, and economic development combine with disciplined financial management to promote prosperous, sustainable, equitable, and fiscally healthy communities.

Research proposed should examine some of the most pressing questions that local officials around the world are confronting in the fiscal policy arena, with an emphasis on the implications for local land policy and planning decisions.


Details

Submission Deadline
February 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM

Keywords

Desenvolvimento, Desenvolvimento Econômico, Habitação, Infraestrutura, Planejamento de Uso do Solo, Valor da Terra, Tributação Imobiliária, Tributação Base Solo, Governo Local, Saúde Fiscal Municipal, Tributação Imobiliária, Finanças Públicas, Políticas Públicas, Desenvolvimento Urbano, Recuperação de Mais-Valias, Tributação de Valores, Zonificação

Mayor’s Desk: A New Deal in Delhi

By Anthony Flint, Setembro 19, 2023

 

Don’t miss the Mayor’s Desk book, coming this fall! 

With a population of nearly 33 million and growing, Delhi is the second-largest metropolitan area in the world after Tokyo, and on track to become number one. Shelly Oberoi, 39, was elected mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), a governing body representing some 20 million of those people, in early 2023. Born in the capital city, Oberoi was named a vice president of the women’s wing of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party before becoming a ward city councilor in 2022. Oberoi, who had to run for the mayoral post several times due to parliamentary voting challenges, promised that “Delhi will be cleaned and transformed” in her tenure. She has been an assistant professor at Delhi University and Mumbai’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and has authored several research papers on corporate social responsibility, global finance, and other topics. 

Anthony Flint: You’re the first mayor in a decade to oversee all of central city Delhi, after reunification of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. What kind of governing challenges and opportunities come along with that?  

Shelly Oberoi: Governing the Municipal Corporation after its unification has come along with a fair share of challenges and opportunities. On one hand, centralization of powers allows for streamlined decision-making, enhanced accountability, and improved collaboration across departments. While centralization allows for more efficiency, it also requires careful planning to ensure equitable distribution of resources to address the diverse needs of different areas within Delhi. Balancing these needs and optimizing resource allocation is a significant challenge that we are addressing at the moment. On the other hand, unification has also offered us an opportunity for policy alignment. With a unified municipal corporation, we can now align policies and regulations across all areas of Delhi. Policy alignment allows us to address issues such as education, property tax, and new initiatives in a coordinated manner, leading to more effective civil planning and development across the city. This enables consistent implementation of rules and regulations, creating a level playing field and ensuring fairness and transparency in governance.  


Mayor Shelly Oberoi. Credit: Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

AF: You said upon being elected that you would work “to make Delhi the city that it should have been”—what does that vision look like, and what are the biggest obstacles to achieving it? 

SO: My vision for Delhi is based upon the Aam Aadmi Party’s 10 guarantees, as announced by our National Convenor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. These guarantees reflect the aspirations of the people and prioritize the overall well-being of the city. We have envisioned a clean and beautiful Delhi, free from the blight of landfills, where waste management systems are streamlined and cleanliness is promoted throughout the city. We are establishing a culture of transparency and accountability, ensuring a corruption-free Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Our vision also includes providing a permanent solution to the problem of parking through efficient management systems and addressing the issue of stray animals with compassionate and sustainable measures. Moreover, we aim to have well-maintained roads that prioritize safety and smooth traffic flow, improving the overall commuting experience for residents.  

The work of the Aam Aadmi Party’s state government in Delhi is already talked about globally, particularly in the fields of education and healthcare. Chief Minister Kejriwal has administered revolutions in the landscape of India’s public education and public health sectors. People have started believing that government facilities can be trusted, that they can offer them the equal standard of services for free that private facilities do at exorbitant prices. 

Building on this momentum, we are working with a special focus on transforming schools and hospitals into centers of excellence. We are also enhancing parks across the city, creating green spaces for citizens to enjoy. In a welcome change, we are ensuring regular salaries for workers and offering them a better environment within the MCD to promote job security and build a motivated workforce. Simplifying the process of obtaining licenses for traders, creating a welcoming business environment, and establishing designated vending zones for street vendors are also part of our vision.  

However, we acknowledge the challenges posed by rapid urbanization, budgetary constraints, stakeholder engagement, and coordination among different agencies. By recognizing these challenges and proactively addressing them, we can work toward making Delhi the city it should have always been—a thriving, inclusive, and sustainable metropolis that residents can be proud to call home and, above all, the number-one capital of the world. 

AF: Regarding air quality—brought to international attention by such documentary films as All That Breathes—what are some short-term solutions? Please also comment on your approach regarding garbage and landfills. The two issues are related, in that the new waste-to-energy plant will seemingly help solve one problem while further contributing to air pollution. 

SO: Air quality is indeed a pressing concern for Delhi, and addressing it requires a multi-faceted approach that incorporates both short-term and long-term solutions. However, air doesn’t belong to any one geographical boundary; a lot of factors that arise in our neighboring states adversely impact Delhi. Thus, the challenge needs a concerted and coordinated approach from all stakeholders, including the central government and neighboring state governments.  

The Delhi government is leading an extensive effort to reduce air pollution through its Summer and Winter Action Plans. The government accordingly decides upon short- and long-term solutions as part of these action plans, be it stopping dust pollution and industrial pollution, improving on solid waste management, or conducting real-time source apportionment studies. Under these action plans, the MCD has been delegated the responsibility of keeping a check on the factors under its domain and maintaining vigils on smaller roads under its domain. The state government regularly convenes review meetings and the MCD has extended its unconditional support to help with these efforts. It is important to also note that due to these efforts, the air pollution levels in Delhi have already seen a welcome change.  

As for garbage and landfills, we are actively working upon improving the city’s solid waste management system by means of promoting waste segregation, installing fixed-compactor transfer stations, and shutting down neighborhood garbage dump yards. We have also set a plan to eliminate the three garbage landfills of the city. Of this we are on track to completely clear off the Okhla landfill by the end of this year and the Bhalswa landfill by the first half of next year. These targets have been set by the state as part of a dedicated approach to clean the city, and Chief Minister Kejriwal has been monitoring the daily progress to further strengthen MCD’s resolve toward this mission. 

AF: Are there any policies in the works to address the city’s notorious traffic congestion? How does that fit in with your overall plan to enhance infrastructure and make the city more resilient? 

SO: Traffic is mostly beyond the domain of the MCD. In Delhi, the municipal body only looks after minor roads and neighborhood lanes, whose upkeep we are working upon with utmost commitment ever since taking over the reins. Along with the help of our councilors and local citizens, we are identifying all such roads and lanes that need any sort of repair and ensuring that the task is dealt with. At the larger level, the Delhi Government’s Public Works Department and Transport Department are doing a great job of reducing traffic congestion in the city by upgrading the existing infrastructure, building new flyovers and underpasses, and introducing electric buses. 

AF: The Delhi metro area—with a population of nearly 33 million and growing by nearly 3 percent per year—seems to warrant a more centralized form of governance. Is there any chance of reform to allow mayors in India to manage their cities as leaders do in major cities in other parts of the world? 

SO: In principle, I do recognize the need for reforms that empower city leaders to effectively manage their cities, similar to the governance models observed in major cities around the world. However, the current governance structure in India has its limitations that we respect, and we prefer to mull about within our own landscape. In theory there is always a chance for reform and exploration of alternative models. We can explore enhancing the capacity of mayors and local authorities through training programs, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with international city management institutions that can equip them with the necessary skills and expertise to effectively lead and manage their cities. We can also promote collaborative governance models that involve active participation of citizens, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to facilitate better decision-making and ensure that the diverse interests and concerns of the city’s residents are adequately represented. 

 


 

Anthony Flint is a senior fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, contributing editor to Land Lines, and host of the Land Matters podcast. 

Lead image: Leaders are working to improve air quality and clear landfills in Delhi, which is on track to become the world’s largest metropolitan area. Credit: PRABHASROY via iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus.

Course

Máster en Políticas de Suelo y Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible

Janeiro 15, 2024 - Março 19, 2025

Offered in espanhol


El máster en Políticas de Suelo y Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible es un programa académico online en español que reúne de manera única los marcos legales y herramientas que sostienen la planificación urbana, junto con instrumentos fiscales, ambientales y de participación, desde una perspectiva internacional y comparada. El programa está dirigido especialmente a estudiantes de posgrado y otros graduados con interés en políticas urbanas desde una perspectiva jurídica, ambiental y de procesos de participación, así como a funcionarios públicos. Los participantes del máster recibirán el entrenamiento teórico y técnico para liderar la implementación de medidas que permitan la transformación sostenible de las ciudades.

El programa fue pensado de manera modular: los participantes pueden elegir realizar uno, dos o tres módulos, cada uno de los cuales otorga el diploma de experto universitario. Si llevan a cabo los tres módulos y finalizan con éxito el programa de fin de máster, obtienen el título de máster de formación permanente, otorgado por UNED.


Details

Date
Janeiro 15, 2024 - Março 19, 2025
Registration Period
Setembro 11, 2023 - Novembro 30, 2023
Language
espanhol
Educational Credit Type
Lincoln Institute certificate

Keywords

Mitigação Climática, Desenvolvimento, Resolução de Conflitos, Gestão Ambiental, zoneamento excludente, Favela, Henry George, Mercados Fundiários Informais, Infraestrutura, Regulação dos Mercados Fundiários, Especulação Fundiário, Uso do Solo, Planejamento de Uso do Solo, Valor da Terra, Tributação Imobiliária, Tributação Base Solo, Governo Local, Mediação, Saúde Fiscal Municipal, Planejamento, Tributação Imobiliária, Finanças Públicas, Políticas Públicas, Regimes Regulatórios, Resiliência, Reutilização do Solo Urbano, Desenvolvimento Urbano, Urbanismo, Recuperação de Mais-Valias

Oportunidades de bolsas

China Program International Fellowship 2024-25

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM

The Lincoln Institute’s China program invites applications for the annual International Fellowship Program. The program seeks applications from academic researchers working on the following topics in China:  

  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of cities; 
  • Climate change and cities; 
  • Urban development trends and patterns; 
  • Urban regeneration; 
  • Municipal finance and land value capture; 
  • Land policies; 
  • Housing policies; 
  • Urban environment and health; and 
  • Land and water conservation. 

The fellowship aims to promote international scholarly dialogue on China’s urban development and land policy, and to further the Lincoln Institute’s objective to advance land policy solutions to economic, social, and environmental challenges. The fellowship is provided to scholars who are based outside mainland China. Visit the website of the Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (Beijing) to learn about a separate fellowship for scholars based in mainland China.  

Application period: September 29 to November 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST. 


Details

Submission Deadline
November 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM


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Oportunidades de bolsas para estudantes graduados

2023–2024 Programa de becas para el máster UNED-Instituto Lincoln

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM

El Instituto Lincoln de Políticas de Suelo y la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) ofrecen el máster en Políticas de Suelo y Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible, un programa académico online en español que reúne de manera única los marcos legales y herramientas que sostienen la planificación urbana, junto con instrumentos fiscales, ambientales y de participación, desde una perspectiva internacional y comparada. 

El máster está dirigido especialmente a estudiantes de posgrado y otros graduados con interés en políticas urbanas desde una perspectiva jurídica, ambiental y de procesos de participación, así como a funcionarios públicos. Los participantes del programa recibirán el entrenamiento teórico y técnico para liderar la implementación de medidas que permitan la transformación sostenible de las ciudades.  

Plazo de matrícula ordinario: 11 de septiembre al 30 de noviembre de 2023 

El inicio del máster es el 15 de enero de 2024. 

El Instituto Lincoln otorgará becas que cubrirán parcialmente el costo del máster de los postulantes seleccionados. 

Términos de las becas 

  • Los becarios deben haber obtenido un título de licenciatura de una institución académica o de estudios superiores. 
  • Los fondos de las becas no tienen valor en efectivo y solo cubrirán el 40% del costo total del programa. 
  • Los becarios deben pagar la primera cuota de la matrícula, que representa el 60% del costo total del máster. 
  • Los becarios deben mantener una buena posición académica o perderán el beneficio. 

El otorgamiento de la beca dependerá de la admisión formal del postulante al máster UNED-Instituto Lincoln. 

Si son seleccionados, los becarios recibirán asistencia virtual para realizar el proceso de admisión de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), el cual requiere una solicitud online y una copia del expediente académico o registro de calificaciones de licenciatura y/o posgrado. 

Aquellos postulantes que no obtengan la beca parcial del Instituto Lincoln podrán optar a las ayudas que ofrece la UNED, una vez que se hayan matriculado en el máster. 

Fecha límite para postular: 20 de agosto de 2023, 23:59 horas de Boston, MA, EE.UU. (UTC-5) 

Anuncio de resultados: 8 de septiembre de 2023 


Details

Submission Deadline
August 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Keywords

Mitigação Climática, Desenvolvimento, Resolução de Conflitos, Gestão Ambiental, zoneamento excludente, Favela, Henry George, Mercados Fundiários Informais, Infraestrutura, Regulação dos Mercados Fundiários, Especulação Fundiário, Uso do Solo, Planejamento de Uso do Solo, Valor da Terra, Tributação Imobiliária, Tributação Base Solo, Governo Local, Mediação, Saúde Fiscal Municipal, Planejamento, Tributação Imobiliária, Finanças Públicas, Políticas Públicas, Regimes Regulatórios, Resiliência, Reutilização do Solo Urbano, Desenvolvimento Urbano, Urbanismo, Recuperação de Mais-Valias

Oportunidades de bolsas

Premio Lincoln al periodismo sobre políticas urbanas, desarrollo sostenible y cambio climático

Submission Deadline: September 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM

El Lincoln Institute of Land Policy convoca a periodistas de toda América Latina a participar del concurso “Premio Lincoln al periodismo sobre políticas urbanas, desarrollo sostenible y cambio climático”, dirigido a estimular trabajos periodísticos de investigación y divulgación que cubran temas relacionados con políticas de suelo y desarrollo urbano sostenible. El premio está dedicado a la memoria de Tim Lopes, periodista brasileño asesinado mientras hacía investigación para un reportaje sobre las favelas de Rio de Janeiro. 

Convocamos a periodistas de toda América Latina a participar de este concurso, dirigido a estimular trabajos periodísticos de investigación y divulgación que cubran temas relacionados con políticas de suelo y desarrollo urbano sostenible. Recibimos postulaciones para el premio hasta el 17 de septiembre de 2023. Para ver detalles sobre la convocatoria vea el botón "Guía/Guide" o el archivo a continuación titulado "Guía/Guide".


Details

Submission Deadline
September 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM


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Keywords

Adaptação, BRT, Transporte Rápido por Onibus, Mitigação Climática, Desenvolvimento Comunitário, Fundos Imobiliários Comunitários, Preservação, Desenvolvimento, Resolução de Conflitos, Expropriação, Meio Ambiente, Favela, Gestão do Crescimento, Habitação, Inequidade, Mercados Fundiários Informais, Infraestrutura, Reforma Fundiária, Especulação Fundiário, Uso do Solo, Planejamento de Uso do Solo, Valor da Terra, Tributação Imobiliária, Governo Local, Saúde Fiscal Municipal, Recursos Naturais, Planejamento, Pobreza, Finanças Públicas, Políticas Públicas, Resiliência, Segurança de Posse, Segregação, Favela, Partes Interessadas, Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Desenvolvimento Orientado ao Transporte, Transporte, Desenvolvimento Urbano, Regeneração Urbana, Espraiamento Urbano, Melhoria Urbana e Regularização, Urbanismo, Recuperação de Mais-Valias, Água, Planeamento hídrico, Zonificação