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Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:14
Future climate projections indicate that, in addition to other impacts, there could be a decrease in food security from a global level to the local level, especially among developing countries. In Africa agriculture accounts for 65 percent of the employment and 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), but poverty remains high in rural areas where most of the population depends on... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 16:59
Cities are constantly adapting to climate change –– whether it’s installing flood barriers or planting trees, adaptation is a crucial part of climate action planning. To help cities document the progress and impacts of climate change adaptation initiatives, we’ve partnered with Ramboll Consulting to develop a framework that cities can use to monitor, evaluate and report (MER) on their adaptation... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 14:36
Transit-oriented development, commonly known as TOD, is a planning and design strategy that focuses on creating urban development patterns which facilitate the use of public transit,walking and cycling, as primary modes of transport and which supports vibrant, diverse and livable communities. This is achieved by concentrating urban densities, communities and activities within a 5-10 minute... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:37
A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience. In this report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute, both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning. Integrating nature... Read more
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:06
This paper is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD. The opinions expressed and the arguments employed herein do not necessarily reflect the official views of OECD member countries. This document, as well as any statistical data and map included herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 13:24
This Toolkit provides minimum standard guidelines and practical tools for creating safer and more accessible public transportation systems for women in African cities. It aims at showing public transport operators how to improve their services for women  and at local and national government authorities. UN-Habitat and the Flone Initiative developed the Toolkit based on the research conducted in... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:12
As major engines of economic growth, cities have the tools, knowledge, and ability to drive the circular economy agenda forward and unlock economic, environmental, and social benefits for cities. This paper forms a guide to the project: Circular Economy in Cities. The project lays out a suite of reference resources for urban policy makers and change makers. It includes a vision for the circular... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:20
Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a global perspective to a local... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 16:10
The accelerating impacts of climate change, and the need to avoid much larger impacts in the future, bring urgency to scaling up action on adaptation and resilience. The World Bank Group (WBG) is making adaptation and resilience a key priority of its 2025 Climate Change Targets that will elevate adaptation to an equal footing with climate mitigation actions. Climate change threatens the... Read more
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:10
The availability and affordability of decent housing has become an important economic and social concern in the European Union (EU), as housing price increases in metropolitan regions have often outpaced wage increases. Housing is at the heart of growing economic divides in Europe. This is because productivity growth, which comes with higher wages and better jobs, is concentrated in cities and... Read more

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