Urban Development Media Scan – 6 April 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1. Getting Around: How Urban Transportation And Planning Unlock The Future Of Accessibility (4/5/2017)
    Source: Forbes
  2. Opinion: Smart urbanization – 5 fundamental pillars (4/3/2017)
    Source: Devex
  3. Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization (3/30/2017)
    Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
  4. Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infrastructure can unlock Asia-Pacific’s prosperity (3/29/2017)
    Source: UN News Centre
  5. Opinion: Innovative urban communities on the frontline of climate change (3/28/2017)
    Source: Devex
  6. Urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development (3/27/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  7. Hacking For Good; How Urban Hackers Are Changing Our Cities For The Better (3/27/2017)
    Source: Urban Developer
  8. Opinion: How to build a ‘smart city’ in a fragile and conflict-affected context (3/24/2017)
    Source: Devex


  1. UN Report Urges Africa To Rethink Urbanization (3/31/2017)
    Source: New Business Ethiopia
  2. Brussels Briefing 48: Rural – Urban Linkages in Africa (3/30/2017)
    Source: CTA Brussels Office
  3. Poor Planning, Bad Transport Deny Nairobi High-Tech Jobs (3/27/2017)
    Source: Nairobi News
  4. Green route to industrialization: The best option for Africa (3/27/2017)
    Source: Southern Times
  5. Cities as frontline for tackling AIDS in Africa (3/26/2017)
    Source: ReliefWeb
  6. African cities look for ‘leapfrog’ water solutions with launch of AfriAlliance (3/24/2017)
    Source: Citiscope
  7. These are the world’s fastest growing cities. They’re all in Africa (3/23/2017)
    Source: ZME Science


  1. Raising urban plot ratios can only improve the quality of life in Hong Kong (4/4/2017)
    Source: South China Morning Post
  2. ASIA’S FUTURE CITIES: Manila residents feel the squeeze as city modernizes (4/1/2017)
    Source: Channel News Asia
  3. The mountain of garbage that blights the Philippine capital (3/30/2017)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  4. Despite growth, one in 10 Asians live in extreme poverty (3/29/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  5. How government and business can work together to build better cities (3/29/2017)
    Source: Future Ready Singapore
  6. AECOM and Asia Society announce Imagine 2060: Delivering Tomorrow’s Cities Together (3/39/2017)
    Source: Yahoo
  7. Cambodia, Asia facing test to build liveable cities (3/27/2017)
    Source: Phnom Penh Post
  8. Saving Metro Manila–the vision of ‘Imagine 2060’ (3/27/2017)
    Source: Inquirer
  9. Insurance promises Asia much more than peace of mind (3/23/2017)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review


  1. Buenos Aires urban planning wants transport to transform slums (4/4/2017)
    Source: Financial Times
  2. Chile to Shore Up Capital’s Climate-Change Defenses (3/29/2017)
    Source: VOA News
  3. Peru’s deadly floods ring alarm bell for Latin America cities (3/23/2017)
    Source: Reuters

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