Urban Development Media Scan – 28 December 2017


  1. For USG Staff: New Training on Mobilizing Domestic Resources in Urban Areas


  1. World Bank Invest US$4.5 Billion for Climate Action by Cities (12/21/17)
    Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
  2. How to achieve internet for all: What we learned in 2017 (12/20/17)
    Source: Devex


  1. Working among rats and needles for 70p a day: life on a Madagascar’s mega dump – in pictures (12/20/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. IMF: How African govts can boost innovation (12/27/17)
    Source: New Telegraph
  3. Lagos set to overtake Johannesburg as 2nd largest African city by GDP (12/24/17)
    Source: Fin24


  1. Jakarta Is Sinking So Fast, It Could End Up Underwater (12/21/17)
    Source: New York Times
  2. ‘Dark forces will be unleashed’: the fire temple v the Mumbai metro (12/14/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  3. India unveils anti-smog cannon in fight against Delhi pollution (12/20/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  4. Female Malaysian mayor to head U.N.’s urbanization agenda (12/21/17)
    Source: Thomas Reuters Foundation
  5. Future of coastal cities in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka Thirteen Years after 2004 Tsunami (12/25/17)
    Source: The Island
  6. Up to 800,000 homes needed (12/27/17)
    Source: The Khmer Times


  1. Amid surging conflict, Brazil launches digital tool to monitor changes in land use (12/21/17)
    Source: Thomas Reuters Foundation
  2. Central America Hashes Out Agenda For Sustainable Use Of Water (12/27/17)
    Source: Q Costa Rica


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