Urban Development Media Scan – 19 July 2018


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


  1. How New York City Is Tackling Extreme Heat In A Warming World (7/16/18)
    Source: Wired
  2. ‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’: researchers (7/12/18)
    Source: Reuters
  3. The battle for greener cities (7/16/18)
    Source: Bangkok Post
  4. 3 Ways Cities Can Become More Sustainable (7/9/18)
    Source: Scientific American
  5. Forest and trees: Pathways to sustainable development (7/16/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. When is a city not a city? When it’s an urban cluster or has a cathedral (7/12/18)
    Source: Business Day
  7. Lack of data, definitions dent global drive to strengthen cities – U.N. (7/11/18)
    Source: Reuters
  8. Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms (7/16/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  9. Health and Safety in the Age of the Megacity (7/10/18)
    Source: Brink


  1. Urban agriculture could transform food security (7/13/18)
    Source: SciDev.Net
  2. Can WhatsApp and motorbikes protect Africa’s food security? (7/13/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Foreign Direct Investment Key to Africa’s Urban Development, UN-Habitat Report Finds (7/10/18)
    Source: IISD
  4. Libyan food delivery service looks to serve up gender equality (7/11/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. Asian cities working towards a greener scenario (7/14/18)
    Source: The Business Times
  2. Asia’s urban crunch: What to do about 900,000 weekly arrivals? (7/16/18)
    Source: Eco-Business
  3. SDG 11: Catalysing Local Implementation of the SDGs in Asia (7/16/18)
    Source: IISD
  4. How Asia’s cities are meeting future needs (7/16/18)
    Source: GovInsider


  1. Improving Cities in Latin America And The Caribbean Is Essential According To The World Bank (7/10/18)
    Source: Curacao Chronicle

Middle East

  1. Paradise lost: Why Morocco’s Akchour is a victim of its own success (7/18/18)
    Source: Middle East Eye




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