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Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:37
This booklet draws upon lessons learned during the Inclusive Cities Project, which ran from 2009-2015. The Inclusive Cities Project brought together membership-based organizations (MBOs) of the working poor, regional/ global alliances of MBOs, and technical support organizations to strengthen MBOs in organizing, policy analysis, and advocacy so that urban informal workers had the tools necessary... Read more
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 14:46
In 2016, the top 100 cities accounted for 558 million international arrivals. With 1.2 billion trips taken worldwide, visits to the top 100 cities accounted for almost half at 46%. The importance of cities for tourism has been growing steadily over the years, with top 100 city arrivals outperforming global arrivals almost every year, and this trend is expected to continue. With urbanisation... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 16:16
Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030. There is now widespread recognition in the international community that the commitments made by national governments under the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 cannot be achieved without concerted action by cities. Fortunately, many mayors have shown strong commitment to... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 09:47
Urbanization is occurring at a rapid pace in Bangladesh, accompanied by the proliferation of slum settlements, whose residents have special health needs given the adverse social, economic, and public environmental conditions they face. Over the past 45 years, the country’s health and nutrition policies and programs have focused largely on rural health services. Consequently, equitable access of... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 09:47
The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at its core. A dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) declares a commitment to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Monitoring progress toward this goal will be challenging: direct measures of water and sanitation service quality and use are either... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 09:02
The Philippines is an archipelagic country covering 300,000 square kilometers of land with a population of92,337,852. It is also one of the most rapidly urbanizing countries in Asia, with an annual growth rate of 2.26% for the period 2005-2010, placing the percentage of the total urban population at 49% as of 2010. It is projected that by 2050, 56% of Filipinos would already be living in urban... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 08:57
With more than half of the country’s population now living in cities and more people projected to be living in cities in the next decades, Philippine cities, currently contributing to 80% of GDP, are the arena where the battle for achieving our targets on sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be won or lost. Cities are drivers of urban growth being hives of economic activities, centers of... Read more
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 - 08:57
The initiative, following a comprehensive analysis, provides a strategic vision for Canaan and creates a consensusamongst stakeholders on how the area should develop in the following 20 years. From the governance perspective, the initiative has supported the strengthening of national and municipal governments’ administration capacities, as well as the establishment of links between the government... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:45
The adoption of the 2016-2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires the provision of well-designed networks of safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces and streets, free from crime and violence, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities. Although public space becomes the ground for the coproduction of urban safety, its importance is not widely... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:30
Its streets and public spaces define the character of a city. From squares and boulevards to neighbourhood  gardens and children playgrounds, public space frames city image. The connective matrix of streets and public spaces forms the skeleton of the city upon which all else rests. Public space takes many spatial forms, including parks, the streets, sidewalks and footpaths that connect,... Read more

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