Urban Development Media Scan – 1 June 2017


  1. Urban Champion: Jeremy Gustafson
  2. Business Owners Enjoy Faster Business Registration as Cities Become More Competitive
  3. USAID Leads Conference on Sustainable Land Governance
  4. Article: Financing the Growth of Cities


  1. 4 things countries are doing right now to implement the New Urban Agenda (5/31/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  2. Who can we trust to measure urban poverty? (5/31/2017)
    Source: Zilient
  3. 200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year (5/29/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  4. Cash-strapped cities struggle to clean up their climate act (5/26/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  5. To build resilient cities, we must treat substandard housing as a life-or-death emergency (5/24/2017)
    Source: World Bank


  1. A Fat Nation: Urban Zimbabwe’s Descent to Obesity (5/30/2017)
    Source: Chronicle
  2. Lagos turns 50: half-a-century of urban chaos (5/29/2017)
    Source: Namibian
  3. Report highlights case studies to guide Africa’s urban future (5/23/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  4. Ensuring safer pregnancies for Kenyan women in urban slums (5/22/2017)
    Source: The Conversation
  5. De Lille appoints city’s first chief resilience officer (5/21/2017)
    Source: IOL
  6. Urban Growth a Boon for Africa’s Industrialization (5/20/2017)
    Source: Zimbabwe Mail


  1. Philippines: Building Competitive, Sustainable and Inclusive Cities (5/29/2017)
    Source: World Bank News
  2. Lessons from India in building urban resilience (5/29/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  3. The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle (5/28/2017)
    Source: BBC News
  4. Racing to prop up Asia’s sinking cities (5/27/2017)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  5. Opinion: Meeting the goals of the New Urban Agenda (5/25/2017)
    Source: Devex
  6. Booming Southeast Asian vehicle sales drive urban congestion (5/25/2017)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  7. This NGO got Google Maps to register Kolkata slum lanes (5/24/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. How Brazil’s megacities are getting ‘smart’ (5/29/2017)
    Source: Plus55
  2. In world’s largest urban rainforest, it’s conservation vs. housing rights (5/24/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  3. The Slums Of Buenos Aires Are Too Wet And Too Dry (5/19/2017)
    Source: NPR

Middle East

  1. SWVL: An Egyptian Startup out to Reinvent Urban Mass Transit (5/29/2017)
    Source: Egyptian Streets
  2. German map project to aid future rebirth of Aleppo (5/27/2017)
    Source: Daily Star
  3. Mideast: Growing Urbanization Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports (5/26/2017)
    Source: The Wire
  4. Amman to work with young people, refugees for a smarter future (5/18/2017)
    Source: Reuters

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