Urban Development Media Scan – 29 June 2017


  1. Event: 4th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference
  2. Why mobility tech could be $600 billion boon for cities (6/28/2017)
    Source: GreenBiz
  3. Three countries show why culture matters for post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction and recovery (6/27/2017)
    Source: World Bank Blog
  4. An ‘Atlas for the End of the World’ (6/26/2017)
    Source: National Geographic
  5. More than 830 cities have brought essential services back under public control. Others should follow (6/26/2017)
    Source: CityMetric
  6. From Research to Results: The Next Wave of Tools For Planning Resilient Cities (6/22/2017)
    Source: Data-Smart City Solutions
  7. Foundations see a bigger role to play in the future of cities (6/20/2017)
    Source: Citiscope


  1. Overcrowded, Disconnected And Costly: Nairobi Fares Badly In African Cities Report (6/26/2017)
    Source: The Star
  2. From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities (6/22/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  3. Report: Top Threat to African Cities is Lack of Good Government (6/22/2017)
    Source: VOA
  4. Two out of three people in Lagos ‘live in slums’ (6/22/2017)
    Source: The Cable
  5. Urban Africa: Opening Doors, Greening Cities (6/22/2017)
    Source: New Security Beat
  6. Irony of poor urban children left out of free schooling (6/21/2017)
    Source: Standard Digital


  1. Tap water dwindles as cities parched by South India drought (6/28/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  2. Urban mobility solutions in 10 Asia-Pac cities (6/27/2017)
    Source: eGov Innovation
  3. Waste management in Asia: 1 goal, 5 cities, 5 lessons (6/23/2017)
    Source: Asian Development Blog
  4. Weaving sustainability into Singapore’s urban fabric (6/23/2017)
    Source: Eco-Business
  5. Manila hopes greening its shorelines will yield cleaner water and less flooding (6/22/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  6. Partners in transforming India’s urban transportation (6/17/2017)
    Source: Times of India
  7. Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem (6/15/2017)
    Source: Economist


  1. Women of the favela: life in the abandoned buildings of Rio – in pictures (6/28/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  2. Urbanization, Unemployment Fueling Increase In Youth Violence (6/27/2017)
    Source: West Indies News Network
  3. Lima’s time bomb: how mudslides threaten the world’s great ‘self-built’ city (6/20/2017)
    Source: Guardian
  4. Why the world needs ‘blue urbanism’ — now (6/15/2017)
    Source: Citiscope

Middle East

  1. The horrors of urban warfare (6/27/2017)
    Source: Al Jazeera
  2. How Alexandria’s ‘leaning tower’ became an emblem of the city’s corruption (6/26/2017)
    Source: Guardian

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