The three-year scheme aims to help 150 developing-world cities pull in more capital from the private sector, to cover the costs of keeping their infrastructure and communities safe from wilder weather and rising seas.
Elizabeth Parker –
New research confirms the importance of urban planning in empowering local governments and communities to manage their own recovery after a humanitarian crisis. Elizabeth Parker argues that humanitarian agencies can support the challenging planning process by sharing knowledge, experience, staff, tools and technology.
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Green infrastructure that is in sync with nature can provide useful sustainable development solutions, but it's not yet a part of core urban infrastructure planning processes, says ADB expert Sonia Chand Sandhu.
If we want "green" infrastructure, we must pay for it through green finance. Asian Development Bank's Anouj Mehta makes a case for governments to create green finance catalysing facilities for infrastructure.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
The Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda report emphasises that the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanisation is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged ...