Urban Development Media Scan – 16 August 2018


  1. New Resource Hub: Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP)


  1. 30 Most Crowded Cities in the World (8/13/18)
    Source: 24/7 Wall St.
  2. Is the world more urban than UN estimates? It depends on the definition (8/13/18)
    Source: Devex
  3. What would a heat-proof city look like? (8/15/18)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. Cape Town ranked Africa’s top City of Opportunity (8/13/18)
    Source: The Newspaper
  2. Lagos: When waste challenges a mega city (8/14/18)
    Source: The Punch
  3. Why are so many people being evicted from the slums of Nairobi? (8/13/18)
    Source: CityMetric
  4. ‘Our city has no future if we don’t save the environment’ – Freetown mayor (8/14/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Pune Is The Most Livable Indian City While Delhi Has Hit A New Low, Claims Ministry of Housing (8/13/18)
    Source: India Times
  2. Gasping for Air in India’s Industrial North (8/13/18)
    Source: CityLab
  3. Integrating Natural Ecosystems in Urban Areas (8/7/18)
    Source: Brink Asia
  4. As tourists flock to Indian Himalayas, women lead plastics clean-up (8/15/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Latin America and the Caribbean hop into electric mobility (8/7/18)
    Source: Modern Diplomacy
  2. Puerto Rico’s Path to Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction (8/7/18)
    Source: 100 Resilient Cities

Middle East

  1. Duqm, the Omani city rising from the sand (8/7/18)
    Source: Gulf News



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