Urban Development Media Scan – 27 July 2017


  1. Urban Resilience Planning for Secondary African Cities: A Case Study of Mozambique


  1. Cities set the pace on fighting poverty, climate change but who will pay? (7/25/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  2. These preparations can help cities ease the impacts of migration (7/24/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  3. The Future of Urban Resilience (7/24/2017)
    Source: Rockefeller Foundation
  4. Three ways to ‘localize’ financing for sustainable urban development (7/24/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  5. Why do cities become unaffordable? (7/22/2017)
    Source: Asia Times
  6. To achieve #Housing4All, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater (7/21/2017)
    Source: World Bank Blog
  7. UNESCO and World Bank Collaborate on Culture, Urban Development, and Resilience (7/20/2017)
    Source: The Financial
  8. Urban planning — linchpin for sustainable urban development? (7/19/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  9. New Global Network Initiative Targets Problems in Cities (7/19/2017)
    Source: Yale
  10. How to solve the Global South’s urban housing crisis (7/14/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Robots are set to take Africa’s manufacturing jobs even before it has enough (7/26/2017)
    Source: Quartz
  2. Demolitions gather pace in the heart of the Ethiopian capital (7/25/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  3. Thirsty city: after months of water rationing Nairobi may run dry (7/25/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  4. Urban planners are irresponsibly designing risky mega-developments across Africa (7/24/2017)
    Source: Architect’s Newspaper
  5. Public transport: Are we getting it right? (7/24/2017)
    Source: Mail & Guardian
  6. Urban Wastewater for Food Security – Averting the Next Health Crisis in Africa (7/18/2017)
    Source: AllAfrica
  7. We joined the food revolution—and you can, too (7/13/2017)
    Source: World Bank Blog


  1. What happens when girls in one of the world’s largest slums start coding and building apps (7/25/2017)
    Source: Quartz
  2. Asia under water: How 137 million people’s lives are being put at risk (7/25/2017)
    Source: CNN
  3. The last days of Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building (7/24/2017)
    Source: BBC
  4. Sacred Lakes Threatened by China’s Growing Capital (7/24/2017)
    Source: New York Times
  5. China bets on subways as cities expand (7/22/2017)
    Source: Straits Times
  6. Beijing aims to curb city’s use of coal by 2020 (7/19/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  7. Singapore offers drones, urban warfare training grounds, aid to help Philippines fight militants in Marawi (7/19/2017)
    Source: Straits Times
  8. Sponge cities: can China’s model go global? (7/13/2017)
    Source: Cities Today
  9. In urban China, hardly anyone uses cash anymore (7/17/2017)
    Source: Straits Times
  10. Lessons and challenges as Indian cities step up planning for heat waves (7/13/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Mexico City Is Killing Parking Spaces. Pay Attention, America (7/25/2017)
    Source: Wired
  2. 3 lessons from Brazil on how to deliver on the SDGs — sans national government (7/25/2917)
    Source: Citiscope
  3. Agencies, LAC Officials, Promote Culture and Resilience for Sustainable Cities and Tourism (7/18/2017)
    Source: SDG Knowledge Hub

Middle East

  1. Unleashing Tehran’s ‘water renaissance’ (7/26/2017)
    Source: Cities Today
  2. Outlook for Middle East’s Ramallah clouded by tensions, restrictions (7/25/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  3. Egypt to launch country’s first bicycle-sharing system (7/25/2017)
    Source: Egypt Independent
  4. Island v megacity: the Cairo islanders fighting violent state evictions (7/21/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  5. Connecting Palestinian cities for a more sustainable future (7/20/2017)
    Source: World Bank Blog

Posts and media items included in the scans are not endorsements and do not represent the views of USAID or the U.S. Government, unless stated otherwise. You can sign up to receive this, along with our newsletter here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *