This report looks at the problems surrounding sanitation in our rapidly urbanising world and highlights the health threats caused by 700 million urban dwellers worldwide living without a toilet.

This report looks at the problems surrounding sanitation in our rapidly urbanising world and highlights the health threats caused by 700 million urban dwellers worldwide living without a toilet.

By 2030, over a billion people will live in approximately 100 very large cities and 60 % of the world’s population will live in urban areas.

This report considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sampuram Singh Vs. State of Punjab & Others dated 18/10/2016 regarding municipal solid waste management of the city of Amritsar, Punjab.

NGT notes that STP which was expected to be operational much earlier (31-05-2016) has taken no effective shape to ensure that the sewerage of the city of Amritsar is treated and there is less pollution and health hazard.

Massive slums have become major features of cities in many low-income and middle-income countries. Here, in the fi rst in a Series of two papers, we discuss why slums are unhealthy places with especially high risks of infection and injury. We show that children are especially vulnerable, and that the combination of malnutrition and recurrent diarrhoea leads to stunted growth and longer-term eff ects on cognitive development. We fi nd that the scientifi c literature on slum health is underdeveloped in comparison to urban health, and poverty and health.

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding vector-borne diseases in Delhi, 06/10/2016. This matter has been taken up on the basis of the news report titled “Outrage as parents end life after child's dengue death” published in the Sunday Times of India dated 13th September, 2015. Chief Justice of India has passed an order on 16th September, 2015 to treat it as a Suo Moto Public Interest Litigation.

Reducing water and power use by half and promoting renewable energy and public transport, will be the key elements of the government's urban development strategy for the next 20 years, according to a report.

This study examines how high-level political commitment for sanitation is translated into progressive outcomes through two processes: prioritisation through different layers of government; and course correction to tackle existing and emerging obstacles.

Cities are under pressure from all angles; some pressures are easily forecasted while others are more difficult to predict. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the demands of tomorrow is at the heart of sustainability, and of this report.

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