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Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century

Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). November 2011
  • This manual is intended to provide a resource on sustainable urban development to mayors, urban planners and decision-makers of cities around the world and is a result of the debates that took place at the World Expo 2010, held in Shanghai, dedicated to the theme "Better City, Better Life." The chapters in this Manual reflect the topics that were analyzed in depth during the thematic forums organized during the Shanghai Expo. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme. There is a discussion of issues and challenges faced by city leaders followed by a description of policy options and measures that have been successfully employed in cities to address those challenges. This is followed by the presentation of a number of practical case studies outlining the experience of cities in implementing a mix of policy measures. The case studies and best practices compiled in the manual use examples from large cities in both developed and developing nations. Water supply and sanitation are an important component in most cases analyzed.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico , United States of America, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, Phnom Penh, Porto Alegre, Sydney
  • Main themes: Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Local governments, Local officials, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Good practices, Guidebook, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015