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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:34
The Health Economic Assessment Tool, or HEAT, can be used when planning new infrastructure for cyclists or pedestrians, and provides valuable information for related economic and health impact assessments. The tool can also help make the case for more investment in cycling and walking facilities by estimating the benefits of achieving national targets or illustrating potential consequences of... Read more
Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:21
Cities have been the engines of productivity and growth throughout history, and will be essential to the futuregrowth and competitiveness of nations and regions. This is especially true at a time of massive and rapid urbanization in emerging markets; hence, the focus on the competitiveness of cities.In this report, six global “megatrends” especially relevant to cities are identified: (1)... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 07:09
The Apia, Samoa – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Abridged Report) is an output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Apia, Samoa. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Apia, Samoa – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment” funded by the United Nations Development Account, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. Starting with a brief background of... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:15
The World Bank undertook an in-depth review of land governance and land policy in South Africa, with Urban LandMark managing the process and implementing a Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) for South Africa. The LGAF is a tool designed by the World Bank in collaboration with partners to help countries assess their policies and practices regarding land governance, setting a benchmark for... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:07
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID), provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which in turn contributes to improved... Read more
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:49
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID) in 2012 and 2013 provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading in the region. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:47
Future Cities Catapult, an urban innovation centre, and engineering and consultant group, ARUP, have released a report which places the UK at the forefront in urban innovation, a sector that already adds £16 billion to the national economy. “The UK’s unique ecosystem of top companies, universities and vibrant cities, supported by an engaged and forward thinking government makes it the best place... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:40
In this companion report to the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability to date, 30,000 consumers worldwide give their views on their quality of life, expectations on business and governments, and attitudes towards sustainable brands. Source: Accenture NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:29
In today’s increasingly global and interconnected world, over half of the world’s population (54 per cent) lives in urban areas although there is still substantial variability in the levels of urbanization across countries (figure 1). The coming decades will bring further profound changes to the size and spatial distribution of the global population. The continuing urbanization and overall growth... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:41
Road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading  cause of death for young people aged 15–29. Current trends suggest that by 2030 road traffic deaths will become the fifth leading cause of death unless urgent action is taken. Source: WHO NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more

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