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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 17:15
At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cities Alliance has launched a new report that aims to help local and regional governments understand how they can participate in the follow-up and review process for global urban sustainability and climate agendas. Over the past three years, the global community has adopted several landmark decisions that are relevant to... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 13:14
The INRIX 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard uses a methodology to provide a data-rich evaluation of urban travel, traffic health and vibrancy for over 1,360 cities around the world. The INRIX 2017 Traffic Scorecard is the largest and most detailed study of congestion to date. It includes data on 1,360 cities in 38 countries covering more than 100,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) of road... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 17:04
A housing profile is the first step within the overall framework of the UN-Habitat Global Housing Strategy which aims to position “Housing at the Center” of national and urban development, as an imperative for economic, environmental, cultural and socially inclusive cities. The housing profile of Egypt uses a comprehensive approach to the factors influencing housing in the country from housing... Read more
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

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