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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 13:35
As Urban October comes to an end, a month dedicated to raising awareness on urban challenges, successes and sustainability, faced by cities and human settlements around the world, I am delighted to learn that an unprecedented number of global celebrations marking this month have taken place around the world. This month, over 100 events have taken place across almost 50 cities and nearly 30... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:12
  Environmental reviews, often in the form of environmental impact or strategic environmental assessments, play a fundamental role in the process of urban development. They are institutionalized decision-making arrangements in domestic legislation to address the environmental impacts and risks associated with a project. Strengthened environmental and social reviews in urban development processes... Read more
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00
IMF staff regularly produces papers proposing new IMF policies, exploring options for reform, or reviewing existing IMF policies and operations. The following documents have been released and are included in this package: • A Press Release summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its September 7, 2018 consideration of the policy report. • The Policy Report, prepared... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 18:05
In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that we define, assess and implement new pathways to growth and prosperity. The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. The new index sheds... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 15:34
ABOUT Cities matter to the Manhattan Institute. Since 2014, the Manhattan Institute has brought together public, private, and nonprofit leaders from around the country to shape the future of urban America. From housing to transportation and regulation to urban planning, we have developed nationally-relevant policy solutions grounded in unique local experiences. Learn more about MI's work in U.S... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:32
OVERVIEW The 31st of October is celebrated as World Cities Day. The aim is to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development. World Cities Day contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals and it is... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:56
This roadmap is based on analyses of the experiences with waste management in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Japan, Romania, and the European Union (EU) generally. The experiences of other countries concerning waste management - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia - have also informed the document. By comparing implementation conditions across the case studies, the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:36
This book is written for developing countries. Since it seeks to encourage the designing of waste collection systems based on local information, the approach is valid in any country. The main focus is on municipal solid waste, which is taken to include waste from households, businesses and institutions, construction and demolition waste in small quantities, general solid wastes from hospitals (... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 16:08
Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management is critical for sustainable urban developmentWorld Habitat Day, which is celebrated on the first Monday of October, brings attentionto UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable urban development policies that ensureadequate shelter for all.This year’s theme is Municipal Solid Waste Management. In 2010 it was estimated thatevery day 0.8 kilograms of... Read more
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

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