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Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:28
Adjusting the planning system to put good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a £15 billion boost to the UK economy and improve the wellbeing and mental health of millions of individuals across the UK. A new report, ‘A Design for Life’, commissioned by British Land says that improving mental health and wellbeing in our cities could have significant and positive impacts in... Read more
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:18
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA released at Global Climate Action Summit a report summarizing the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Released in partnership with numerous other reports detailing the scale of action among business, regions, and local government, this analysis is the first to report on the collective progress of... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 17:22
The 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting came to a close on 29 August with the launch of the Gauteng Declaration, in which the attending members, as well as representatives from partner organisations such as the UCLG, UCLG Africa and ICLEI, showed their commitment to building more inclusive metropolitan cities and city regions, in every aspect of human development. The declaration was read by Magda... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:48
Blockchain has become the fashion word. It is so topical that it has also entered the urban environment in a strong way. Blockchain technology is considered to be a technologically revolutionary element, at the level of what the emergence of the Internet might have meant at the time. There are those who present Blockchain as an element of change in the economy and society, with a potential... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:59
Cities across the globe are looking to develop affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible transportation solutions that can meet the accessibility needs of expanding metropolitan populations and support future economic and urban development. When appropriately planned and properly implemented as part of a larger public transportation network, urban rail systems can provide... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 20:09
This article is on urban challenges and regeneration of cities in developing countries, using Lagos State as an example. It started with the challenges of urban Lagos, Nigeria. It described Lagos State - a South-Western state in Nigeria, as one of the economic hubs and centres for socio-economic emancipation in Africa. Lagos State have a population of about 18 million people and numerous housing... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:50
The report includes 228 initiatives related to the USVI’s continuing recovery and focused on improving long-term security and economic growth, with a special focus on critical infrastructure, public services, and increasing businesses’ resilience in future storms and other natural disasters. The recommendations—many of which are already in the process of implementation—generally fall into four... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of water management in fragile systems and to propose strategic responses. It is important to better understand these dynamics to ensure that water does not add to fragility, but rather promotes stability, and contributes to... Read more
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 14:58
Cities account for 73 % of global GHG emissions (IEA 2016); if nations should be able to deliver on their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, it is necessary to encourage and facilitate large-scale urban climate action. Achieving substantial reductions in energy-related emissions requires simultaneous climate action across sectors. Detailed, practical, and scientifically robust... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:43
The Resilience Enhancers developed under the City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. The Enhancers provide both an understanding of the relationship between the topic in focus (i.e. Gender, Climate Action, Humanitarian Action among others) and development, global agendas,... Read more

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