By 2030, according to the projections of the United Nations (UN) Population Division, each of the major regions of the developing world will hold more urban than rural dwellers; by 2050 fully two-thirds of their inhabitants are likely to live in urban areas.

Sri Lanka’s Country Vision is to become a global hub between the East and the West and to transition to an upper middle-income country by 2016.

Asian cities need to change as they grow says this new ADB report and emphasises on "greening" of a number of urban infrastructure services such as urban transport, provision of water and sanitation services, waste management and energy sources for urban areas in the region.

This handbook is a resource for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas.

In this new report UNISDR provides a snapshot of resilience building activities at the local level and identifies trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction.

This document provides an overview of current thinking and emerging good practice related to humanitarian action in an urban environment.

This study is part of ICLEI’s contribution to the international preparatory process for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20 Conference.

This document introduces an approach towards urban disaster risk reduction in which urbanization is believed to be both a cause and effect of economic growth, employment generation and overall development of a country.

Eco² Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities is a sustainable urban development initiative launched by the World Bank as an integral part of its Urban and Local Government Strategy. Its objective is to help cities in developing countries achieve greater ecological and economic sustainability in synergy.

In this guide to integrated urban flood risk management for the 21st Century World Bank, provides forward-looking operational assistance to policy makers and technical specialists in the rapidly expanding cities and towns of the developing world on how best to manage the risk of floods,