Urban Development

Well-planned and managed cities can drive sustainable development

The head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) said on Wednesday that a week-long conference on sustainable urban development that kicked off Wednesday...

The weight of cities

How do we prepare for the doubling of the global urban population by 2050? By dramatically rethinking urbanism and its governance. That means designing...

Five Reasons why Haiti should invest in Resilient Cities

Over the past 15 years, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization and the number of urban dwellers has doubled from 3 million to 6...

New World Bank-Financed Project to Unlock Tourism Potential of Uttar Pradesh, India

A $40 million project, to India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh (UP), was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors today to...

How Can Cities Leverage the Potential of the ‘Sharing Economy’?

According to Google Trends, the popularity of the phrase “sharing economy” has increased sixteenfold since 2013. But what is it? Sharing economy is often...

Cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A Story of Urban Growth and Decline

The urbanization experience of countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia is quite unique, and for several reasons. To begin with, most of these...

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