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Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:45
Kumar is the sole provider for his family. He runs an ironing service in Bengaluru that brings in between $6 and $7.50 a day, enough to barely get by. When the power cuts out two to three times a day in the summer for as long as four hours, Kumar has to leave the irons dormant and he brings home much less. Cities that are already struggling to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy to... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:42
Water is vital, yet climate change and rising populations are putting pressure on supplies. Learn how cities and companies are collaborating on water governance with this infographic. Source: CPD This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this... Read more
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 17:13
In October 2016, country and city representatives agreed on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, which forms an ambitious baseline for sustainable urban development until 2030. GIZ-SUTP is contributing to the NUA by publishing a new Factsheet Series. The series addresses mayors and practitioners, outlines strategies that are crucial for realizing the objectives of the NUA and provides very... Read more
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 13:44
After two destructive civil conflicts between 1989 and 2003, Liberia’s proactive efforts to revive its economy and development are reflected by the improvements and reconstruction taking place in its cities. However, the disproportionate rate of urbanisation and urban primacy has generated significant challenges which could impede national development. If Liberia is to achieve inclusive economic... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 14:54
The urban population of middle-income countries will swell in the coming decades—from 2.6 billion today to 4.3 billion by 2050. Over the same timeframe, the urban share of middle-income country residents will rise from just over 50 percent to nearly two-thirds. The urban population of South Africa is expected to grow by 14 million; Brazil by 35 million; Nigeria by more than 200 million; China by... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 16:24
The debate on the role of cities in ensuring safer environments for their residents continues to evolve. As cities throughout the world face the challenge of balancing limited budgets with the requirement to deliver multiple lines of service and infrastructure, the critical aspect of safety is not always a focus, particularly in the developing world. This is often because the responsibility for... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:55
Content Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf 1-4 Rim Meziani and Jen Te Pai Editorial Introduction Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf   5-24 Adnan Husnéin The Evolving Role of Modern Urbanistic Heritage in Shaping Sustainable Public Realm: The Case of Abu Dhabi   25-38 Talal Al-Awadhi Local Spatial Impacts of Globalization in Developing Countries: The Case of Sohar,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:45
For the seventh consecutive year, Melbourne in Australia is the most liveable urban centre of the 140 cities surveyed, closely followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna. In fact, only 0.1 percentage points separate the top two cities, and just 0.2 and 0.3 percentage points separate Canada’s Vancouver and Toronto (ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively), from Melbourne. Another Canadian city, Calgary,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:55
The African Centre for Cities launched a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide, written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, provides hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernising and rationalising urban legislation in the Sub-Saharan region. The guide finds that although... Read more
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:05
Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations. Among these challenges is a lack of affordable housing, resulting in increasing slums, deficits in basic service provision, and widening inequality for urban... Read more

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