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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 – Policy Directions – ABRIDGED
    Pakse, Lao PDR: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Pakse, Lao PDR: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. This document is an initial output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Pakse, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Pakse, People’s Democratic Republic – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment”. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Pakse’s climate change situation from a comprehensive vulnerability perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Based on this analysis the report identifies vulnerable people, places and sectors and provides preliminary climate change adaptation options. 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 →
    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Piranhas is the result of the work of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and the population through its history More info →
    Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Climate change is already affecting millions of people worldwide. In urban areas, which are typically characterized by significantly higher population density, climate change will exacerbate and compound existing vulnerabilities, especially for the urban poor. 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 Maraba

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Maraba

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Maraba is the result of the work conducted by this municipality on the main urban and environmental issues and the continuous changes in the city and their population through its history. More info →
    Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

    Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

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    This publication explores the complex terrain of diverse women’s unrealized right to adequate housing and the consequent negative implications for urban sustainability. 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 →
    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe

    Perspectivas para o Meio Ambiente Urbano. GEO Beberibe is the result of of this municipality on urban and environmental issues and the continuous transformations of the city and the population through its history. More info →
    Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

    Urbanization and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

    This document provides a contextual understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change in relation to human settlements in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). More info →
    Adaptation and mitigation strategy for climate change for the canton of Esmeraldas

    Adaptation and mitigation strategy for climate change for the canton of Esmeraldas

    This is an orienting document seeking to provide technical guidelines that will facilitate the design and implementation of policies and actions aiming at fighting the adverse impacts of climate change. More info →
    Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

    Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Climate Change Assessment

    This report is based on the Adaptation to Climate Change in Ecuador and the city of Esmeraldas: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities, 2009, prepared within the framework of UN-HABITAT ’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative. More info →
    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

    The overall objective of the study was to sensitize and strengthen the response and capacity of governments and stakeholders in the Kathmandu Valley to the impacts of climate change. More info →
    Estrategia de adaptación y mitigación al Cambio Climático para el cantón Esmeraldas , Ciudades en la iniciativa para el cambio climático – Espanol Language Version

    Estrategia de adaptación y mitigación al Cambio Climático para el cantón Esmeraldas , Ciudades en la iniciativa para el cambio climático – Espanol Language Version

    A nivel mundial, el Cambio Climático es reconocido hoy como uno de los desafíos del siglo XXI, poniendo de relieve el aumento del riesgo de los asentamientos humanos ubicados en los sectores más vulnerables. More info →
    Kampala, Uganda: Climate Change Assessment

    Kampala, Uganda: Climate Change Assessment

    UN-HABITAT’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. More info →
    Integrating Climate Change into City Development Strategies
    Making Carbon Markets Work for Your City: A Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

    Making Carbon Markets Work for Your City: A Guide for Cities in Developing Countries

    There are a number of key areas of local government competencies that city officials may want to target when implementing carbon trading projects; including town and urban planning, infrastructure development, service provision, waste management, energy provisioning and transportation. More info →
    Sorsogon, Philippines: Climate Change Assessment

    Sorsogon, Philippines: Climate Change Assessment

    The Sorsogon Climate Change Assessment examines the climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation capacity of a small coastal city in the Philippines - Sorsogon City in the Bicol Region. More info →
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