Urban Development Media Scan – 10 August 2017


  1. Urban Resilience Planning for Secondary African Cities: A Case Study of Mozambique


  1. Sprawl Can Be Beautiful—if Cities Learn to Manage Growth (8/10/2017)
    Source: Bloomberg
  2. Heatwave in the megacity – the spectre of urban climate change (8/5/2017)
    Source: New Statesman
  3. How technology is helping cities cope with mass migration (8/1/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  4. UCLG Creates SDG Training Modules for Local and Regional Governments (7/31/2017)
    Source: IISD Knowledge Hub


  1. Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya’s urban poor (8/7/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  2. Kibera slum residents brace for Kenya’s elections (8/5/2017)
    Source: RFI
  3. REPORT: Harnessing Tanzania’s Explosive Urbanization Requires Central Support for Local Goals (8/4/2017)
    Source: World Resources Institute
  4. Digital revolution challenges and opportunities for African cities (8/3/2017)
    Source: Business Day
  5. The size of your home in South Africa is shrinking: here’s why (8/3/2017)
    Source: Business Tech
  6. 8 billion urban roads plan to ease Nakuru congestion (8/2/2017)
    Source: Business Daily
  7. Africa’s cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them? (7/30/2017)
    Source: The Conversation


  1. Calming down in Dhaka East (8/10/2017)
    Source: Daily Star
  2. Why Resilient Cities Are Important to ASEAN’s Future (8/9/2017)
    Source: The Diplomat
  3. ADB approves 200 mln USD for Bangladesh urban development, local governance (8/9/2017)
    Source: Xinhua Net
  4. Indian state to give property rights to slum dwellers in ‘historic’ step (8/8/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  5. Why Hong Kong is scared of trees: the fight for urban forestry in a city with a tree phobia (8/7/2017)
    Source: South China Morning Post
  6. What Bangkok’s crackdown tells us about the multiple roles of street vendors everywhere (8/3/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  7. Transforming Karachi, Pakistan into a livable and competitive megacity (8/2/2017)
    Source: World Bank Blog


  1. Keeping Village Traditions Alive In a Megacity (8/8/2017)
    Source: CityLab
  2. Rio 2016 Olympics sites an urban ghost town 1 year on (8/7/2017)
    Source: Hindustan Times
  3. Brazil troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums (8/5/2017)
    Source: Aljazeera
  4. Bogota launches drive to combat invisible slavery, increase convictions (8/4/2017)
    Source: Reuters

Middle East

  1. Jordan issues first-of-their-kind work permits to Syria refugees in the Arab region (8/10/2017)
    Source: ReliefWeb
  2. Bahrain forms new Urban Planning and Development Authority (8/8/2017)
    Source: Middle East Construction News
  3. Alesca Life Is Creating Urban Solutions That Is Transforming The Farming Production (8/3/2017)
    Source: Forbes Middle East
  4. Snapp: how Tehran’s answer to Uber is changing how people travel, and live (7/31/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  5. ‘The worst it’s been’: children continue to swim as raw sewage floods Gaza beach (7/31/2017)
    Source: Guardian

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