Urban Development Media Scan – 29 December 2016

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1. 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution (12/27/2016)
    Source: The Herald
  2. Strategizing Urban Policies for the Anthropocene (12/26/2016)
    Source: World Policy Blog
  3. How to Support Mental Health Through Urban Planning (12/23/2016)
    Source: CityLab
  4. Five ways to plan the cities of the future (12/22/2016)
    Source: The Guardian
  5. Agriculture: Sowing the city (12/22/2016)
    Source: Nature
  6. This innovative financing tool could reduce violence in a city near you (12/22/2016)
    Source: World Economic Forum
  7. How GPS data derived from e-taxi platforms could improve road conditions in developing countries (12/21/2016)
    Source: VentureBeat
  8. The SDGs are missing an important opportunity on education (12/19/2016)
    Source: Citiscope
  9. Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two (12/18/2016)
    Source: The Conversation
  10. Twelve Organizations Promoting Urban Agriculture around the World (12/18/2016)
    Source: Foodtank
  11. Did Habitat III make progress on the stickiest of urbanization issues — land reform? (12/15/2016)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Nigeria: Climate change and the housing sector (12/25/2016)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. Volkswagen Wants To Pilot A New Business Model In Rwanda Combining Production, Ride Sharing (12/23/2016)
    Source: AFKInsider
  3. U.N. warns of water crisis in Nigeria’s megacity Lagos (12/22/2016)
    Source: Reuters
  4. A walk to freedom: can Joburg’s bridges heal the urban scars of apartheid? (12/16/2016)
    Source: The Guardian
  5. African Development Bank Group Approves €769.78 Million to Improve Urban Transport in Abidjan (12/16/2016)
    Source: AllAfrica


  1. Philippines: Building back amid climate change (12/27/2016)
    Source:  The Guidon
  2. Bangladesh: A peek into the first national conference on urban resilience (12/23/2016)
    Source: Dhaka Tribune
  3. India: Vizag emerges as model city in sanitation (12/23/2016)
    Source: The Hindu
  4. Google Maps will now guide you to the nearest public toilet in several Indian cities (12/22/2016)
    Source: Mashable
  5. Study reveals inequalities in carbon footprints of Chinese households (12/19/2016)
    Source: EurekAlert (AAAS)
  6. Human Rights and Sustainable Development (12/15/2016)
    Source: USAID


  1. Dominican Republic to foster Colonial City tourism and urban development (12/20/2016)
    Source: Caribbean News Now
  2. Mexico: Cities can pick up nations’ slack on combating climate change (12/18/2016)
    Source: Grist

Middle East

  1. How to Help Urban Refugees (12/22/2016)
    Source: CityLab
  2. How to Understand Urban Violence in the Middle East (12/19/2016)
    Source: CityLab

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