Urban Development Media Scan – 2 August 2018


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


  1. How will humanity feed itself by 2050? (7/30/18)
    Source: Eco-Business
  2. Rapid Urbanization Is a Risk to Global Security (7/23/18)
    Source: CityLab
  3. Darwin comes to town: how cities are creating new species (7/23/18)
    Source: The Guardian
  4. Arresting biological disasters: Role ‘smart cities mission’ can play (7/30/18)
    Source: Observer Research Foundation
  5. UN Agencies Pilot SDG 11 Reporting in African, Latin American Cities (7/26/18)
    Source: IISD
  6. Where is sustainable development headed? (7/20/18)
    Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


  1. Maize Sellers Where Skyscrapers Could Be (7/31/18)
    Source: CityLab
  2. Ethiopia: Shaping Secondary Cities Than Ever Before (7/31/18)
    Source: The Ethiopian Herald


  1. ‘A city in a garden’: Singapore’s journey to becoming a biodiversity model (7/30/18)
    Source: UN Environment
  2. Natural disaster-proof ‘back-up’ city underway in the Philippines (7/30/18)
    Source: Mother Nature Network
  3. In Malaysia, an island is drowning in its own development (7/27/18)
    Source: Eco-Business
  4. Floor Area Ratio incentives for urban development in India’s smart cities (7/29/18)
    Source: Devdiscourse
  5. Rising temperatures to carry big price tag in steam Sri Lanka (7/25/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  6. In Philippines ‘city of the future,’ smart planning goes green (7/31/18)
    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
  7. India, Germany to collaborate for sustainable urban development (8/1/18)
    Source: Devdiscourse


  1. In British Virgin Islands, hurricane whips up green energy transition (7/31/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Building the Caribbean’s climate resilience to ensure basic survival (7/24/18)
    Source: Caribbean Life

Middle East

  1. Arab start-ups upcycle to reclaim waste – and the future (7/22/18)
    Source: The Arab Weekly



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