Urban Development Media Scan – 20 April 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1. Event: Cities are Where the Future is Being Built
    Source: World Bank
  2. Startups try to map developing countries’ inconsistent rickshaw routes (4/18/2017)
    Source: Financial Post
  3. The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development (4/17/2017)
    Source: World Bank
  4. Here’s how cities in developing countries can tap green bonds (4/17/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  5. Germany Finds Fast Way to House a Flood of Refugees (4/16/2017)
    Source: Wall Street Journal
  6. The perilous politics of parking (4/6/2017)
    Source: Economist
  7. Is a universal definition of the ‘city’ on the horizon? (4/5/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. South Africa’s cities: engines of inclusive economic development (4/18/2017)
    Source: South African Institute for International Affairs
  2. Device meant to feed astronauts on Mars may first make debut in Africa (4/18/2017)
    Source: Purdue Exponent
  3. Cape Town finally hits water use target (4/18/2017)
    Source: News24
  4. Undernutrition rampant in urban Sub-Saharan Africa (4/15/17)
    Source: net
  5. More than half of the urban population in East Africa’s largest economy live in slums (4/13/2017)
    Source: Quartz
  6. Urban Health Extension Gathering Momentum (4/6/2017)
    Source: Ethiopian Herald
  7. How development finance institutions can align the private sector with urban planning in Maputo (4/5/2017)
    Source: Brookings


  1. Why has Asia been slow to catch on to green buildings? (4/19/2017)
    Source: Eco-Business
  2. Transit-Oriented Development may transform the future of Indian cities (4/19/2017)
    Source: Financial Express
  3. As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk (4/19/2017)
    Source: IRIN
  4. Being smarter with our cities (4/18/2017)
    Source: Asia & the Pacific Policy Society
  5. Creating an Ecosystem of Support for Trafficking Survivors in India (4/13/2017)
    Source: Asia Foundation
  6. Alstom, Bombardier Tap India as Urban Rail Export Center (4/12/2017)
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
  7. Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities (4/7/2017)
    Source: New York Times


  1. Colombian cities are leading on ‘social impact’ bonds (4/12/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  2. World Bank: Latin America needs smarter investments in sanitation, transport (4/11/2017)
    Source: Humanosphere
  3. Latin America Again Dominates World’s 50 Deadliest Cities Ranking (4/7/2017)
    Source: Insight Crime

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