Urban Development Media Scan – 22 March 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1. Request for Information/Sources Sought: Communications, Evidence and Learning Project
  2. USAID Urban Champion: Jeffrey Szuchman (3/6/2017)


  1. The Land Portal Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Launch Thematic Portfolio on Urban Tenure (3/17/17)
    Source: Land Portal
  2. Adapting to an Urban World Project: Tailoring food security and livelihood assessments for urban settings (3/16/17)
    Source: ReliefWeb
  3. Q&A: How can urbanization pay for itself? 3 questions for UN-Habitat (3/16/2017)
    Source: Devex
  4. City strategies to make buildings more energy efficient (3/10/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Sustainable Infrastructure: A Driver to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa? (3/21/2017)
    Source: ICTSD
  2. Rags, not riches, defining Africa’s urban explosion (3/19/2017)
    Source: Yahoo News
  3. Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa (3/17/2017)
    Source: Tech Crunch
  4. West African urban polls find clean water top priority (3/17/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  5.  An inside look into Africa’s first eco-city: Zenata, Morocco (3/13/2017)
    Source: Devex
  6. ‘It’s life and death’: how the growth of Addis Ababa has sparked ethnic tensions (3/13/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  7. Financing Africa’s Cities (3/9/2017)
    Source: Bonds & Loans
  8. Egypt’s Feb annual urban consumer price inflation hits 30-yr high (3/9/2017)
    Source: Africa-ME


  1. More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people (3/20/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  2. A Climate Change Partnership (3/20/2017)
    Source: PM Magazine
  3. Where has all the water gone? (3/17/17)
    Source: Eco-Business
  4. Sludge disposal a delicate task (3/17/17)
    Source: The Hindu
  5. Population census exposes Pakistan’s harsh realities (3/16/2017)
    Source: Deutsche Welle
  6. South-East Asian cities are waging war on street food (3/16/17)
    Source: Economist
  7. Staggering Views of Manila’s Insanely Crowded Slums (3/13/2017)
    Source: Wired
  8. Can Manila avoid climate catastrophe as it teeters on the brink? (3/12/17)
    Source: Channel NewsAsia
  9. Vietnam’s ticking time-bomb of elderly poverty (3/12/17)
    Source: Channel NewsAsia


  1. Lessons from Mexico City’s green bond, the first municipal issuance in Latin America (3/16/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  2. Brazil architects say plan to boost formal home ownership won’t work (3/14/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  3. Brazil Squatter Camp Pits Water Protection Against Housing Needs (3/13/2017)
    Source: VOA

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