In the last 30 years, China’s record economic growth lifted half a billion people out of poverty, with rapid urbanization providing abundant labor, cheap land, and good infrastructure.

This e-book produced by Earth Day Network-India compiles accounts of ways that twenty four organisations around India have helped to green their cities. It documents what was done, the problems faced in implementing the novel strategies and the achievements.

This brief reviews and connects SEI’s recent work at the city scale on water resources, sanitation, climate, and sustainable lifestyles. Given the pace of urbanization, the development paths that cities take and how they use esources are critical issues for sustainability.

This document considers how the nature of urban space and of urban populations influences disasters in cities; it discusses the question of urban disasters in comparison with rural disasters and factors that can decrease the risk and potential impact of disasters in urban areas.

The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Africa’s economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and creating sizable consumer markets.

These guidelines released by the Ministry of Urban Development suggests steps for protection of trees and enhancing their lives while undertaking concretization of pavements. Read the text.

This new study on the mobility challenges facing cities worldwide includes an update of Arthur D. Little’s Urban Mobility Index, assessing the cities in terms of mobility maturity and performance and together with UITP identifies strategic directions and recommendations for improvement.

Cities can use a range of principles and approaches to integrate the environment in urban planning and management. This report is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers in this process. It starts with recognizing that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems.

This publication considers disaster risk reduction from an urban perspective, with a focus on the cities of the Asia Pacific region. It focuses on the children of the Asia Pacific region who are living in or moving to large towns and cities, and asks the question: what more needs to be done to create low-risk urban environments?

Cities can use a range of principles and approaches to integrate the environment in urban planning and management. This report is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers in this process. It starts with recognizing that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems.

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