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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:56
This roadmap is based on analyses of the experiences with waste management in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Japan, Romania, and the European Union (EU) generally. The experiences of other countries concerning waste management - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia - have also informed the document. By comparing implementation conditions across the case studies, the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:36
This book is written for developing countries. Since it seeks to encourage the designing of waste collection systems based on local information, the approach is valid in any country. The main focus is on municipal solid waste, which is taken to include waste from households, businesses and institutions, construction and demolition waste in small quantities, general solid wastes from hospitals (... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 16:08
Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management is critical for sustainable urban developmentWorld Habitat Day, which is celebrated on the first Monday of October, brings attentionto UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote sustainable urban development policies that ensureadequate shelter for all.This year’s theme is Municipal Solid Waste Management. In 2010 it was estimated thatevery day 0.8 kilograms of... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 16:44
Urban Planning for City Leaders – A handbook for Kenya is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers. By 2050, Kenya’s urban population is projected to reach 44 million people, which will be close to half (46 percent) of the total country population, from an estimated current urban population of 13.8 million... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:44
By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action. The publication provides a snapshot on how waste generation and management varies across income levels and regions, and shares good... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:25
The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key areas of city life. Building on their... Read more
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