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Innovative financing and industry challenges for Sustainable Urbanization, Sunil Kanoria
Published on 14 Mar 2017

Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance & Immediate Past President, ASSOCHAM

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

American Institute of Architects

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Solution for rapid urbanization

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Rapid Urbanization: Air and Water Quality(Patricia Alvarez)

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Migration & Urbanization in China

Migration & Urbanization in China. Prof. Jessica Teets, Middlebury College. Program for Teaching East Asia at University of Colorado and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), January 2017.

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Right of Way: Securing Kenya's Railway Corridor and Improving Livelihoods

“I am now living well, and even heavy rains don’t affect us anymore. I now have a good flush toilet and a shower.” These are the words of Beatrice Naliaka from Kenya, a beneficiary of the East African Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (EATTFP). In its effort to secure the railway corridor along the city of Nairobi, the Government of Kenya has also provided better housing for residents of low-income neighborhoods who had encroached the corridor. Over 30,000 families are expected to benefit from better living conditions.

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

Urbanization Notes Video
Solid Waste Management by Lucy Kamau | #MjiWetu
Published on 14 Feb 2017

Mji Wetu is an initiative seeking to have you, as a Kenyan be a part of the solution to the issues that are currently face our societies. With our topics being around infrastructure, public health, security, urbanization and lifestyle. We would like you to participate by sharing your experiences and solutions to these issues. 
Last week's discussion on #mjiwetu was on public health, with the key driver being the importance of health and sanitation in and around our cities.

Lucy Kamau, took the time to create and share this video on solid waste management and possible solutions that our leaders and us, as citizens can take to address the issues.

You too, can be a contributor. Join the conversation #mjiwetu and let's do it for our cities.

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

ILSI RF: Who Will Feed the World’s Cities? The Rural-Urban Convergence (Dr. Jessica Fanzo)
Published on 10 Feb 2017

ILSI Research Foundation Scientific Session 2017
Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food Systems

Dr. Jessica Fanzo, John Hopkins University
Who Will Feed the World’s Cities? The Rural-Urban Convergence

On January 23, 2017, the ILSI Research Foundation organized a scientific session entitled Hungry Cities: The Global Revolution in Food System. The session explored drivers of food choice in low and middle income countries, with presentations from experts who shared their research and perspectives on how we may address this global revolution in food systems. 

Dr. Jessica Fanzo, John Hopkins University, presented on Who Will Feed the World’s Cities? The Rural-Urban Convergence. 

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas in search of employment and economic opportunities. Who will feed this exponentially growing population as rural societies begin to slowly disappear? Sixty percent of Africa remains rural and Asia, although rapidly shifting to an urbanized region, has approximately 50% who still live in rural areas. Rural development is an important part of the equation and investments in rural food systems are critical to sustainable development and feeding the world well. In many parts of the world, we are seeing encroachment of cities into peri-urban and rural communities with “ruralized” urban areas and “urbanized” rural landscapes. Although investments are cyclical and the urban-bias often dominates, there are important reasons to invest in rural development and support food hubs and food systems that harness this convergence. First, hunger and undernutrition dominates in rural areas (although also high in many urban slums), thus there is a need to invest in sound food security and nutrition strategies to tackle the burden to ensure that farmer families are healthy. Second, while urban agriculture holds some promise, rural landscapes still produce the majority of food around the world. Third, smallholder farmers have more diversified landscapes and produce approximately 60% of the world’s nutrients, making important contributions to the overall dietary diversity for the world’s population. Fourth, there are many successful examples of how, through better linkages with urban centers, rural development can feed these populated centers while jumpstarting entrepreneurship, empowering women, and sustaining rural livelihoods. This presentation will examine the diet and health consequences of urban migration and rural stagnation, and examples of how rural-urban cooperation can benefit health, economic and sustainable development of populations.

For more information about the ILSI Research Foundation, please visit: www.ilsirf.org

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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 article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.

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