This report provides an overview of the institutional, policy and financing landscape shaping Tanzania’s urban areas, and summarises some of the social, economic and environmental costs associated with current trends.

This report highlights the most effective carbon-reducing policies and practices from the top 22 greenhouse gas emitting countries. The Report is inspirational, heartening, and contains useful information that could help your state, region, or country reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions and meet its Paris Agreement Pledge.

This working paper reviews 12 decision-making methods to explore how different approaches may lead key people working in cities and surrounding urban areas of Southern Africa to make better-informed decisions about adapting to climate change.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs Vs Bird’s View Resort & Others dated 30/05/2017 regarding unauthorized construction of hotels in close vicinity of Kasauli area in the State of Himachal Pradesh. It was brought before the notice of the court that there are instances where plans were sanctioned for a limited purpose but they have been flagrantly violated, for instance, where 7 rooms were sanctioned, 50 rooms have been constructed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Bird’s View Resort; Chelsea Resorts; Hotel Pine View; Narayani Guest House; Nilgiri Hotel; Hotel Divshikha dated 27/04/2017 regarding banning construction activity in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Kolkata have emerged as the top three cities in an annual survey of governance systems. The biggest gainer this year has been Bhubaneswar, which jumped eight ranks to the 10th spot, thanks to a slew of urban reforms initiated by the city.

The causes, conditions and consequences of poor water access in Bombay Hotel locality, a predominantly Muslim informal settlement located in Ahmedabad’s southern periphery, are studied through the lens of urban violence and conflict. This is done by tracing the dynamics of urban planning and governance that have produced two interlinked types of infrastructural violence in the locality—municipal water denial and violent articulations of infrastructure by informal water providers—and the experiences of everyday conflict and violence that emerge in residents’ lives as a consequence.

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP.

Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness says this report.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Eco Green Park Society Vs. M/s Om Construction and Builders & Others dated 12/01/2017 regarding inadequate drainage systems in Bhopal causing floods. NGT observed that the "nallahs which are the drainage and salient features of the undulating countryside around Bhopal have a significant role to play for the environment and their drainage and carrying capacity also needs to be surveyed from time to time. The work of cleaning of nallahs needs to be taken up on regular basis."

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