Urban Development Media Scan – 9 February 2017

Here are the recent urban development media items:


  1. FACTBOX-Rocketing urban growth challenges city resilience (1/31/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  2. Mayors’ Toolkit Offers Picture of Equitable Development in Developing World (1/27/2017)
    Source: Next City


  1. Cape Town, first city to have formal and informally-run public transport networks mapped (2/8/2017)
    Source: Cape Business News
  2. The practice of female genital mutilation appears to be on the decline in many countries, surveys show (2/5/2017)
    Source: Los Angeles Times
  3. Resident Input Is Crucial To Build Sustainable Communities In Africa (2/3/2017)
    Source: KGOU
  4. City cleanup tough on the poor in Benin’s economic hub (2/3/2017)
    Source: Bizcommunity
  5. From recycling to #MadeinDakar, Senegal’s capital maps route to resilience (2/2/2017)
    Source: Reuters
  6. Cracking down on African street vendors (2/2/2017)
    Source: The Economist
  7. World Bank approves $225 million loan for Tanzania’s water sector (1/27/2017)
    Source: Reuters


  1. Toward sustainable cities in Southeast Asia (2/7/2017)
    Source: Jakarta Post
  2. International Urban Cooperation Programme to coordinate with AMRUT for systemic urbanization, says European Union India office (2/7/2017)
    Source: Financial Express
  3. WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia (2/6/2017)
    Source: VOA News
  4. Every second child in urban India feels unsafe online, according to survey (2/6/2017)
    Source: com
  5. Bike-sharing firms ride to success in China (2/6/2017)
    Source: Straits Times
  6. The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings (2/5/2017)
    Source: CNN
  7. Battered Mongolia faces make-or-break moment (2/5/2017)
    Source: Nikkei Asian Review
  8. Q&A: Understanding India’s Cash Crisis (2/1/2017)
    Source: Asia Foundation
  9. New Urban Agenda looks at how to house people flooding into cities (1/30/2017)
    Source: Asia Times
  10. Vietnam on the move (1/30/2017)
    Source: Bangkok Post
  11. Beware the rural-urban divide (1/26/2017)
    Source: Asia & the Pacific Policy Society


  1. Latin American cities back green transport in fight against pollution (2/7/2017)
    Source: El Pais
  2. How A Smart University Design Can Help Revitalize A City (1/27/2017)
    Source: Fast Co.Exist

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