Urban Development Media Scan – 21 September 2017


  1. USAID Opportunity: Democracy Fellow, Conflict, Fragility & Peacebuilding
  2. Caribbean Hurricanes
  3. USAID Urban Champion: Montserrat Acosta
  4. Visiting Sri Lanka and Vietnam with USAID’s Municipal Waste Recycling Program
  5. Municipal Waste Recycling Program Annual Program Statement – Amendment 2


  1. The ‘S word:’ Is it time for the sanitation sector to reconsider subsidies? (9/19/2017)
    Source: Devex
  2. Getting Returns on Development with Private Investment (9/19/17)
    Source: Huff Post
  3. Growing cities: more chances, more insecurities (9/13/17)
    Source: Deutsche Welle
  4. MDBs Increase 2016 Financing to Tackle Climate Challenge (9/11/17)
    Source: World Bank
  5. Bloomberg says cities will lead in youth development, fighting extremism (9/15/2017)
    Source: Devex
  6. Explainer: What is a national urban policy? (9/19/17)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Revolutionizing agriculture through urban farming (9/20/17)
    Source: CAJ News Africa
  2. AfDB advocates linkage between development partners, policy-makers to build Africa’s food and cuisine value chain (9/19/17)
    Source: All Africa


  1. Govt guarantees for urban investment mooted at Sri Lanka forum (9/20/17)
    Source: Economy Next
  2. Amid Climate Disasters, South Asia’s Cities Need to Focus on Resilience (9/12/17)
    Source: The Diplomat
  3. What you missed at the Asia Pacific Housing Forum (9/11/17)
    Source: Devex
  4. Asian cities’ endless summer (9/15/17)
    Source: Japan Times


  1. After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive (9/16/17)
    Source: Thomas Reuters Foundation News
  2. What Nicaragua Teaches Us about Climate Disasters (9/7/17)
    Source: NACLA

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