Urban Development Media Scan – 7 June 2018


  1. Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP)


  1. Why Cities Should Support, Not Exclude, Street Vendors (5/30/18)
    Source: CityLab
  2. Satellite Images Can Harm the Poorest Citizens (6/5/18)
    Source: The Atlantic
  3. Go green for healthier, happier, richer cities (6/6/18)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world’s waste problem (5/17/18)
    Source: CityMetric
  5. Growing ‘green’ rice (6/5/18)
    Source: ASU Now
  6. Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short (6/5/18)
    Source: Reuters


  1. Figures of the week: Informal employment in African cities (6/1/18)
    Source: Brookings
  2. Urban refugee economies: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Working Paper March 2018 (5/31/18)
    Source: ReliefWeb


  1. Is Chongqing’s ‘horizontal skyscraper’ the answer to overcrowded cities? (6/4/18)
    Source: The Guardian
  2. When New Delhi’s Informal Settlements Make Way For Something ‘Smarter’ (5/30/18)
    Source: CityLab
  3. Southeast Asia taps AI and satellites to tackle traffic jams (5/31/18)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  4. Here’s What Pyeongchang Looks Like Now (6/5/18)
    Source: CityLab
  5. These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you (6/1/18)
    Source: CNN
  6. Southeast Asia’s plastic “addiction” blights world’s oceans (6/5/18)
    Source: Reuters


  1. Could Congestion Charges Work in Latin America? (5/29/18)
    Source: CityLab
  2. The Indigenous Voice of Mexico City (6/4/18)
    Source: CityLab
  3. Puerto Rico towns band together to secure CDBG funding (5/25/18)
    Source: Caribbean Business

Middle East

  1. Can Duqm become the Arab world’s next ‘great city’? (6/4/18)
    Source: CNN




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