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Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • Streets as tools for urban transformation in slums: A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This strategy paper is rich in examples that demonstrate the practicability of the street-led slum upgrading approach that UN-Habitat is advocating for. It showcases the incremental street-led development and transformation of slums that builds on the fundamental notion of streets being the stepping stone in improving the quality of life and living conditions in slums. The paper is presented in two parts: The conceptual framework and the Practical framework, throughout these parts there is continued reference to the importance of access to clean water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Community participation, Disasters, Drinking water, Gender, Informal settlements, Infrastructure, Land management, Participation, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Water supply

(The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • (The) State of African Cities 2014. Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). 2014
  • This report analyses the emerging challenges and risks to which urban and rural Africa are being exposed with a view to facilitating discussions at regional, national and local levels on how best to address the challenges ahead and apply solutions that are innovative, location-specific and effective. It contains 6 chapters that study the different regions of the African continent, with the sub-categories Social and Environmental vulnerabilities and Emerging Issues focussing on the water and sanitation challenges faced in each.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Climate change, Environment, Informal settlements, Risk management, Sanitation, Slums, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water security, Water supply

From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2014
  • This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries in Asia and the Pacific. This compilation of good practices and working models intends to show that sustainable sanitation is possible, and aims to inspire replication, institutionalization of sanitation both in policy and practice, and scaling up of investments. Cases analyzed demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived and are prese...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Coastal zones, Community participation, Energy, Financing, Groundwater, Human rights, Hygiene, Pollution, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Recycling, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Technology, Tourism, Wastewater, Water treatment

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals. Overview

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank. April 2013
  • The Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is an annual report card on the world"s progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each annual report has a thematic focus, an aspect of the development agenda on which the GMR provides a more in-depth assessment. The theme of GMR 2013 is rural-urban disparities in development and ways urbanization can better help achieve the MDGs. The report highlights the need to accelerate efforts to improve the lives of the poor in both rural and urban areas and states that, if the forces of urbanization are not managed spe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water supply

Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • Planning, Connecting and Financing Cities-Now. Priorities for City leaders
  • World Bank. January 2013
  • This report provides a framework to help city leaders make informed decisions for sustainable development in their cities. What must be done to improve living conditions, especially in slums and hazard-prone areas? To expand the coverage and quality of basic infrastructure services (water, sanitation)? To manage the city's physical form? These are some of the questions this report tries to respond.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Financing, Infrastructure, Land management, Slums, Tariffs, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water services, Water supply

State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • State of the World's Cities 2012/2013. Prosperity of Cities
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). October 2012
  • The State of the World's Cities Report 2012 presents some of the underlying factors behind the financial, economic, environmental, social and political crises that have strongly impacted on cities. Chapter 2.2 'Urban Infrastructure: Bedrock of Prosperity' addresses the issue of 'Water Supply: When Good Governance Changes the Equation'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Infrastructure, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water scarcity, Water supply

Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012. Special chapter: Green Urbanization in Asia
  • Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012. Special chapter: Green Urbanization in Asia
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). August 2012
  • This special chapter of the report "Key indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012" focuses on the environmental challenges Asia faces as it urbanizes. It begins by highlighting special features of Asia's urbanization. The chapter then discusses the environmental challenges associated with urbanization, covering topics such as access to water and sanitation, loss of natural ecosystems, and urban slums and poverty. Before concluding, the chapter offers a number of evidence-based policy options that can help achieve a win-win scenario of urban growth with improve...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Energy, Environment, Green economy, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services

(The) Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?
  • (The) Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • This Report provides examples of cities in Africa and beyond that have already implemented Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approaches both in terms of technical and institutional solutions. Case studies explore the ways in which IUWM can help meet future water demand in African cities.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disasters, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Participation, Rainwater harvesting, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Water supply, Water treatment

Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • Climate Change, Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor. Cities Building Resilience for a Changing World
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. April 2012
  • This study analyses the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters, particularly with regard to the delivery of basic services, and identifies strategies and financing opportunities for addressing these risks. The main audience for this study includes mayors and other city managers, national governments, donors, and practitioners in the fields of climate change, disaster-risk management and urban development.The study is organized in four chapters covering (1) a broad look at climate change and disaster ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Financing, Floods, Infrastructure, Investments, Poverty, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Utility services, Vulnerable groups

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Published in 2015