The study proposes a number of policy options for the Urban Poor Poverty Reduction Working Group (led by Phnom Penh Municipality and UNICEF) and Joint Action Group for DRR to consider: mainstream DRR into urban planning, implement regulations that limit the negative environmental impacts of rapid urban development, increase the capacity of hard

By 2050, the urban population in Asia and the Pacific is expected to reach 3.2 billion says the State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015. This report launched at Sixth Asian Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in Jakarta warns of the urban environmental challanges and calls for urgent response to harness Asia-Pacific’s urban transformation

As part of its efforts to address challenges emanating from rapid urbanization and develop a vision for future development in Rajasthan, the Government of Rajasthan has prepared an Urban Development Policy.

The Government of India (GoI) initiated the ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’ in 2014. This has triggered deliberations across the country on the concept of smart cities, the need and the orientation of the Mission in the context of India’s present urbanisation scenario. The concept of a ‘Smart City’ is a relatively new phenomenon in India.

The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report points out how the frequency of terrorism and natural disasters has changed the nature of urban safety: power, communications and transport systems must be robust and able to withstand new external shocks. Meanwhile, new risks emerge.

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide explores the compact city and its benefits within the developed and developing world’s contexts.

A National Urban Policy is a coherent set of decisions derived through a deliberate government-led process of coordinating and rallying various actors for a common vision and goal that will promote more trans-formative, productive, inclusive and resilient urban development for the long term.

This discussion paper reviews literature on the political economy of four key urban services: solid waste management, water supply, transport, and urban health services.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has prepared a draft guidelines for conservation, development and management of urban greens. Cities and towns are emerging as centres of domestic and international investments where most of the commercial activities take place.

ICLEI Canada and the Toronto and Region Conservation launch their latest resource on biodiversity, biodiverCities: A Primer on Nature in Cities. With the majority of the world's population living in urban areas, its time to ask how they can become more livable, sustainable and resilient.

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