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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:36
The supply of affordable and adequate housing has been overwhelmed by the demand of the millions of rural poor who have migrated to cities in hope of finding better employment, health care, and better educational opportunities. According to UN estimates, the urban population of the developing world alone will increase from 2.7 billion in the year 2011 to 5.1 billion by 2050. To accommodate the... Read more
Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 16:03
In February, SDI launched a landmark publication titled “Know Your City: Slum Dwellers Count,” showcasing the extraordinary contribution of the Know Your City (KYC) campaign to creating understanding and taking action to reduce urban poverty and exclusion. Over the next weeks, we will post a new chapter from the book every Monday and related material on our social media platforms daily. The idea... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:11
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by the world’s greatest cities are as much as 60% higher than currently estimated, when also accounting for the impact of trade in goods and services between cities and the rest of the world. New analysis by C40 Cities, the University of Leeds, University of New South Wales, and Arup examined the GHG emissions associated with goods and services consumed by... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:16
“As the pace of technological change rapidly accelerates, Cities Outlook 2018 couldn’t be more relevant. The future of work in UK Cities is a subject that will dominate local and national level policy making and is of huge importance in Wakefield and the Key Cities. This report is essential reading for city leaders on what the impact of these changes could mean, as well as for understanding the... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 15:09
The International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) are a pivotal component of the framework for delivering a sustainable urban future. This book as a whole contains the strategic considerations and supporting line of reasoning that need to be considered when applying the IG-UTP. It is not a primer on planning and hence does not cover every issue encompassed by the IG-UTP. The... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:40
This policy note aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. It explores why we need a different approach to addressing urban forced displacement; how to “think differently” about urban forced displacement along the humanitarian-development assistance spectrum; what we can learn... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 17:15
At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cities Alliance has launched a new report that aims to help local and regional governments understand how they can participate in the follow-up and review process for global urban sustainability and climate agendas. Over the past three years, the global community has adopted several landmark decisions that are relevant to... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 13:14
The INRIX 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard uses a methodology to provide a data-rich evaluation of urban travel, traffic health and vibrancy for over 1,360 cities around the world. The INRIX 2017 Traffic Scorecard is the largest and most detailed study of congestion to date. It includes data on 1,360 cities in 38 countries covering more than 100,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) of road... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 16:00
A new report issued Tuesday by the World Bank reveals that Haiti is the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, just after Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico. According to the report, "Haitian Cities : Action for today with an eye on tomorrow", today more than one in two Haitians live in cities compared to the 1950s when 90 percent of the population lived in the countryside... Read more

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