Urban Development Media Scan – 26 April 2018


  1. USAID Celebrates Earth Day
  2. USAID Urban Champion: David Mann
  3. USAID/Philippines: NAMRIA and USAID turn over maps to aid cities’ resilient urban development
  4. USAID/Philippines: Tagbilaran City reaps 30% increase in local economy


  1. Observing urban development through a futuristic lense (4/19/18)
    Source: Daily Times
  2. Here’s how developing world cities can plan for the next half century of rapid urban growth (4/20/18)
    Source: CityMetric
  3. Designing urban energy systems based on the urban climate (4/24/18)
    Source: Science X
  4. Forced displacement in urban areas: What needs to be done (4/19/18)
    Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee via ReliefWeb


  1. Cleanest city in Africa? Kigali scrubs up (4/20/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  2. Millions of urban Africans still don’t have electricity: here’s what can be done (4/19/18)
    Source: The Conversation
  3. Why transport mobility is key to development (4/21/18)
    Source: The New Times
  4. Analysis of solutions programming in urban contexts (4/13/18)
    Source: Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat


  1. The surprising link between infectious diseases and inclusive urban planning (4/18/18)
    Source: Quartz India
  2. Hong Kong’s ‘cardboard grannies’: the elderly box collectors living in poverty (4/24/18)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. Cheap and cheerful: Street traders undervalued in Asia’s cities (4/20/18)
    Source: Reuters
  4. How India’s urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases (4/21/18)
    Source: Business Standard
  5. Rubbish playgrounds: can upcycling help Kathmandu defeat trash? (4/17/18)
    Source: The Guardian


  1. Climate change may scuttle Caribbean’s post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom (4/20/18)
    Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Middle East

  1. Sultanbeyli, Istanbul: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns (4/11/18)
    Source: Tufts University via Relief Web



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