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Optimizing Infrastructure: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Optimizing Infrastructure: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide proposes that cities can act as agents for change that allow their large populations to live less wastefully. More info →
Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED

Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011 – ABRIDGED

Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora is theresult of work of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and their population through its history. More info →
Leveraging Density: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Leveraging Density: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide explores the compact city and its benefits within the developed and developing world's contexts. More info →
Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Economic Development and Housing Markets in Hong Kong and Singapore

Hong Kong and Singapore have achieved a great deal in solving the housing problems for their people at all levels. More info →
Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The Apia, Samoa - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Abridged Report) is an output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Apia, Samoa. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Apia, Samoa – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment” funded by the United Nations Development Account, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Apia’s climate change situation from a climate risk perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Following the insights gained from clarifying the climate change challenges, the report proposes the key sectors for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Apia. It finally recommends key actions to be undertaken as part of a comprehensive Apia response strategy, reinforcing priority adaptation options. More info →
Urban Patterns for a Green Economy: Working with Nature

Urban Patterns for a Green Economy: Working with Nature

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide (Working with Nature) focuses on the effect of unplanned, rapid growth of cities on the functioning of a city-region's natural systems. More info →
Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora – Spanish Language Version

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora – Spanish Language Version

Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Ponta Pora is theresult of work of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and their population through its history More info →
Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The vulnerability assessment of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, is the result of an in-depth national and local literature and data review, interviews and discussions with an extensive range of local government stakeholders and a community-focused participatory assessment. It considers existing vulnerabilities, municipal plans and priorities and assesses how climate change will affect these.Initial recommendations focus on the integration of climate change into the coastal-urban master plan. In particular, improving basic services such as storm water drainage and solid waste management are priority areas. Early warning systems and disaster preparedness, coastal zone protection and livelihood strategies for the most vulnerable groups are other priorities. More info →
Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy

Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide argues that strategic investment in physical infrastructure with the diversification of economies allows cities to play a specialised role in polycentric urban development. More info →
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