Urban Development Media Scan – 16 June 2017


  1. Urban Champion: Jeremy Gustafson


  1. Financing Sustainable Urban Development in the Least Developed Countries
    Source: UNCDF – Financing for Development Office/UN-DESA
  2. Water Safety Planning for Urban Water Utilities: Practical Guide for ADB Staff
    Source: Asian Development Bank


  1. Climate inequalities are moving from North-South to urban-rural (6/12/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  2. New Version of PRIO Dataset on Urban Unrest, 1960-2014 (7/8/2017)
    Source: ReliefWeb
  3. 6 tips to help a ‘smart’ city navigate around privacy issues (6/8/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  4. New data initiative to help cities tackle climate change (6/8/2017)
    Source: Cities Today
  5. How the private sector can help create pipelines of sustainable urban development projects (6/5/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  6. The apps that get cities moving (6/2/2017)
    Source: Cities Today


  1. Engage policymakers to cut urban violence (6/15/2017)
    Source: net
  2. Middle-class life: Surviving the modern African city (6/13/2017)
    Source: How We Made It In Africa
  3. Urban Mobility Summit maps out future of local transport (6/7/2017)
    Source: BizCommunity
  4. Tanzania seeks to protect cities from climate threats with urban plan (6/2/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  5. African cities urged to take holistic approach to urban planning (6/1/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Asian Solutions to Asia’s Urban Challenges (6/14/2017)
    Source: Asia Foundation
  2. Singapore’s smart housing and urban development plans (6/13/2017)
    Source: EGov Innovation
  3. ‘No place for the poor’ in India’s Smart Cities, campaigners say (6/12/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  4. Children living in slums of Nepal face significant risk of diarrhea (6/12/2017)
    Source: News Medical
  5. There’s a simple reason why Indians return to the slums after they’ve been given better housing (6/12/2017)
    Source: Quartz
  6. Muslim community revamps old Mumbai neighborhood with arches, solar panels (6/12/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  7. Life in an Indian slum: Piped water and metered electricity, but the bulldozers can come at any time (6/11/2017)
    Source: LA Times


  1. Why are Latin American cities the world’s most murderous? (6/9/2017)
    Source: CityMetric
  2. Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture, and the Growth of Community Gardens in Rio (6/8/2017)
    Source: Rio On Watch
  3. Buenos Aires recognized for integrated urban renewal project (6/6/2017)
    Source: Cities Today

Middle East

  1. Urban warfare takes heavy civilian toll in Syria, Iraq, Yemen: ICRC (6/14/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  2. ‘They said girls don’t ride bikes’: Iranian women defy the cycling fatwa (6/12/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  3. Women’s safety audit introduced in Pakistan to make public transport safe for women: UN (6/9/2017)
    Source: Business Recorder
  4. Beauty amid the chaos: a snapshot of Syrian cities through Instagram (6/2/2017)
    Source: Guardian

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