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Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:48
Parks have long played an integral role in community landscapes. As open green space becomes more scarce, public park agencies have new opportunity and reasons to work with other departments and agencies to utilize protected public green space in innovative ways. Designing new or existing parks to manage stormwater using green infrastructure principles is an ideal way to realize many of these... 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
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 14:07
I. WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE WORLD INEQUALITY REPORT 2018? The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the necessary facts to engage in informed public debates on... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:43
“I came to Kigali about five years ago,” says 35-year-old Hassan Mudenge, a construction site assistant, “to look for a job and other opportunities. I can say I am now financially stable. I pay my rent regularly and send some money home to help my parents. And I am saving to build myself house in the village.” His is the story of many young Rwandans who leave their homes in the country’s rural... Read more
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

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