Urban Development Media Scan – 26 January 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1.  USAID launches Massive Open Online Course on Land Tenure and Property Rights – which includes a module on Land Tenure in Urban Areas
  2. AskAg Webinar: How Food Systems Need to Adapt as Populations Shift and Grow
  3. UrbanLinks Event on February 1: Financing Urban Infrastructure
  4. USAID Urban Champion: Kevin Nelson (1/6/2017)


  1. 3 cities show ways to make local progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (1/19/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  2. Cities eating into world’s farm lands (1/17/2017)
    Source: Net
  3. Sectors Converge to Change the Future of Cancer in Urban Populations (1/17/2017)
    Source: PR Newswire
  4. Need quick public buy-in on climate action? Think urban heat islands (1/16/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  5. Atlas of Urban Expansion, online resource monitoring growth of cities worldwide (1/13/2017)
    Source: PR Newswire
  6. UNESCO: Culture is integral to sustainable urban development (1/13/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Why smarter cities are safer cities (1/25/2017)
    Source: African Business Review
  2. Towards a waste-free world: Urban mining, SA style (1/24/2017)
    Source: Daily Maverick
  3. Ecobank, Microsoft partner in Africa’s urban modernization drive (1/24/2017)
    Source: News Ghana
  4. Lagos living: Solving Nigeria’s megacity housing crisis (1/23/2017)
    Source: BBC News
  5. Kenya’s slum ballet school – in pictures (1/18/2017)
    Source: The Guardian
  6. Rockefeller Foundation: African cities need urgent back-up plans (1/17/2017)
    Source: Standard Digital
  7. Lifestyle choices linked to high blood pressure in Kenya’s urban slums (1/16/2017)
    Source: Daily Nation
  8. How can Africa win in 2017? (1/16/2017)
    Source: African Business Review


  1. JICA to draft urban infrastructure plan to develop Davao City (1/25/2017)
    Source: BusinessWorld
  2. Water, sanitation innovations to transform urban slums (1/24/2017)
    Source: Net
  3. Imagined Urban Futures of Yangon (1/20/2017)
    Source: Tea Circle – Oxford
  4. Report: 80% of Malaysia will be urban by 2030 (1/19/2017)
    Source: Free Malaysia Today
  5. Does Urbanization Drive Southeast Asia’s Development? (1/18/2017)
    Source: CityLab
  6. Can a New Law Help Timor-Leste’s Land Rights Crisis? (1/18/2017)
    Source: The Asia Foundation
  7. Budget 2017: A New Urban Model To Stop Premature Deindustrialization (1/17/2017)
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
  8. Asia’s smart cities – future trends and best practices (1/17/2017)
    Source: eGov Innovation
  9. Feeding Asia: The problem with Asia’s population growth for food security (1/16/2017)
    Source: New Food Magazine
  10. Uber is pushing for carpooling and ridesharing in India to improve urban mobility (1/15/2017)
    Source: Tech2
  11. How to avert an urban drought in Asia (1/13/2017)
    Source: Asian Development Blog


  1. Drexel-Led Study Into the Impact of Urban Living on Health Awarded $12 Million Grant (1/24/2017)
    Source: Drexel University
  2. Small cities unprepared for population flood, warns urban expert (1/23/2017)
    Source: Reuters

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