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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 16:05
As the world’s population urbanizes, leading cities are working to develop sustainably, protect and serve citizens, and attract new investment, businesses, and talent. By harnessing the power of innovative digital technologies, these cities are becoming more sustainable, livable communities. But governments cannot execute this transformation alone. Increasingly, private sector businesses are... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 15:40
This century will be remembered as the urban century. Our generation will witness the most significant urban growth in human history. By 2050, there will be 2.4 billion more people in cities, a rate of urban growth that is equivalent to building a city with the population of London every seven weeks. Humanity will urbanize an area of 1.2 million km2 , larger than the country of Colombia (Figure 1... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 15:36
As urban growth and development continue at a breathtaking pace across the world, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises and disasters, which themselves are growing in number, magnitude and complexity. The convergence of these two trends – increasing urbanization and growing crises – demands an enhanced approach to city reconstruction and recovery, one that puts culture at... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:06
Watershed: A New Era of Water Governance in China represents a turning point, providing a practical set of recommendations to inform Government’s ongoing institutional reforms related to water management in the era of an ecological civilization. By providing a comprehensive overview of the key challenges and a systematic evaluation of the current context of water management, it provides a... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 15:20
The Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook is an annual publication by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF). The 9th edition of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook covers 54 African countries and five regions, and is produced in both English and French versions. Targeted at housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials, the 2018... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 15:06
Today’s world is undergoing fundamental changes. On one hand, globalization is reaching a new level despite some ups and downs, emerging economies represented by China are growing rapidly and the global landscape has experienced and will continue to see more changes to come. On the other, technology innovation is striving to come up with breakthroughs; it has changed and will continue to reshape... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 14:53
CITIES AND REGIONS are ideally positioned to make catalytic changes and to transform the global agendas into concrete actions: they are places where people live, where poverty is tackled, where prosperity is generated and where women and youth are empowered. Being closest to the people, local governments are key policy-makers, ensuring among others, that affordable housing, public spaces, access... 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 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

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