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Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:43
Urban Planning for City Leaders is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers at a critical moment in human history. Predicted human population growth over the next 50 years will have immense consequences for all cities, in particular intermediate cities with populations of up to two million people. Developed... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 15:40
This publication takes a retrospective look at how ten cities have grown and evolved using the planned city extension approach. The cities presented are very different: they are in developed or developing countries; they were built in the 17th or 20th centuries; they are neighbourhoods or complete cities; they house the rich and the poor. However, they also have common aspects that serve to... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:26
The ITF Transport Outlook examines the development of global transport volumes and related CO2 emissions and health impacts through to 2050. It examines factors that can affect supply and demand for transport services and focuses on scenarios illustrating potential upper and lower pathways, discussing their relevance to policy making. This edition presents an overview of long-run scenarios for... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 17:31
In Spain a project has been launched called "Guía Climática para las elecciones municipales de mayo 2015", which aims, from a non-partisan perspective, to provide climate and environmental ideas and arguments to local political groups in Spain during the drafting of their electoral programs in the upcoming municipal elections in May. The guide covers aspects related with climate advocacy, the... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 15:32
The purpose of this report is to take 50 of the world’s most prominent cities and look at how viable they are as places to live, their environmental impact, their financial stability, and how these elements complement one another. All 50 of these brilliantly different cities are in various stages of evolution – some being further along the sustainability journey than others. Each possesses its... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 00:40
The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. Urban Mobility Plans are used as planning tool and policy instrument to guide the development of transport in urban areas and surrounding... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:41
This report is an independent scientific review of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, as submitted to the UN General Assembly by the UN Open Working Group (OWG). It is a unique tool designed primarily for negotiators, technical support teams and other actors engaged in defining a universal, integrated and transformational set of global goals and targets for sustainable... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:41
Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between 2000 and 2010. Illustrated with maps and charts, it... Read more
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 08:54
More youth are flocking to Kampala from rural areas in a trend that calls for a radical shift in planning for the city and other urban areas findings of a new report set to be released shows The ‘Rural-Urban Labour Migration of Young Ugandans’ study, whose findings are yet to be made public, shows that youth are migrating from rural areas in search of opportunities. The study was commissioned by... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:33
Mongolia’s recent economic growth has dramatically changed Ulaanbaatar. Since 2000, Ulaanbaatar’s population has nearly doubled and the built up area of the city has expanded by 40 percent. Yet, the city’s expansion has also made it among the least dense cities of its size (based on built-up land) in the region. This low-density spatial expansion has negatively affected traffic and congestion... Read more