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Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 16:44
Urban Planning for City Leaders – A handbook for Kenya is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers. By 2050, Kenya’s urban population is projected to reach 44 million people, which will be close to half (46 percent) of the total country population, from an estimated current urban population of 13.8 million... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:44
By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action. The publication provides a snapshot on how waste generation and management varies across income levels and regions, and shares good... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:25
The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key areas of city life. Building on their... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:28
Adjusting the planning system to put good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a £15 billion boost to the UK economy and improve the wellbeing and mental health of millions of individuals across the UK. A new report, ‘A Design for Life’, commissioned by British Land says that improving mental health and wellbeing in our cities could have significant and positive impacts in... Read more
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:18
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA released at Global Climate Action Summit a report summarizing the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Released in partnership with numerous other reports detailing the scale of action among business, regions, and local government, this analysis is the first to report on the collective progress of... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:59
Cities across the globe are looking to develop affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible transportation solutions that can meet the accessibility needs of expanding metropolitan populations and support future economic and urban development. When appropriately planned and properly implemented as part of a larger public transportation network, urban rail systems can provide... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:50
The report includes 228 initiatives related to the USVI’s continuing recovery and focused on improving long-term security and economic growth, with a special focus on critical infrastructure, public services, and increasing businesses’ resilience in future storms and other natural disasters. The recommendations—many of which are already in the process of implementation—generally fall into four... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of water management in fragile systems and to propose strategic responses. It is important to better understand these dynamics to ensure that water does not add to fragility, but rather promotes stability, and contributes to... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 14:58
Cities account for 73 % of global GHG emissions (IEA 2016); if nations should be able to deliver on their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, it is necessary to encourage and facilitate large-scale urban climate action. Achieving substantial reductions in energy-related emissions requires simultaneous climate action across sectors. Detailed, practical, and scientifically robust... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:43
The Resilience Enhancers developed under the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. The Enhancers provide both an understanding of the relationship between the topic in focus (i.e. Gender, Climate Action, Humanitarian Action among others) and development, global agendas,... Read more

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