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Clustering for Competitiveness: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy  
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Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide argues that strategic investment in physical infrastructure with the diversification of economies allows cities to play a specialised role in polycentric urban deve...

Year: 2012, Number of pages: 94, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Leveraging Density: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy  
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Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide explores the compact city and its benefits within the developed and developing world's contexts. The guide illustrates how the compact city concept and planned (ver...

Year: 2012, Number of pages: 116, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Optimizing Infrastructure: Urban Patterns for a Green Economy  
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Part of a series of four entitled Urban Patterns for a Green Economy, this guide proposes that cities can act as agents for change that allow their large populations to live less wastefully. It considers how infrastructure systems can be viewed ...

Year: 2012, Number of pages: 94, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Sustainable Urbanization in Asia  
View Details Rapid urbanization -- together with climate change -- is emerging as the most challenging issue of the twenty-first century. As the region with the highest percentage increase in urban population over the last two decades, Asia faces fundamental econ...
Year: 2012, Number of pages: 56, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Promising Practices on Climate Change in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa  
View Details This compendium presents a series of promising practices in Sub-Saharan African cities that take into account the multiple dimensions of climate change. The featured practices cover four main topics: major roles for gender, youth and business; adapta...
Year: 2012, Number of pages: 64, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Planning Urban Settlements in South Sudan  
View Details The publication will provide text and images on the Urban Development process and serve as a guide for designing new layouts or updating existing ones. The book will provide a compilation of different and updated Urban Planning and Development concep...
Year: 2012, Number of pages: 66, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Information Sheet  
View Details Hundreds of millions of people in urban areas across the world will be affected by climate change. The overall vulnerability of human settlements in this urban era will increase through rising sea levels, frequent and stronger tropical cyclones, and ...
Year: 2011, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Sihanoukville, Cambodia  
View Details Sihanoukville is a coastal city located in the Southwest of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand, around 230km from the capital, Phnom Penh.
Year: 2011, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Policy Note 1  
View Details Adaptation Finance: Are Cities in Developing Countries Slipping Through the Cracks?
Two points are becoming clear regarding the challenge of adapting to climate change: the total bill is going to be enormous, and much of the investmen...
Year: 2011, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Policy Note 2  
View Details Mitigation Finance: Do Cities in Developing Countries Have Sufficient Access?
Acting by themselves or with other cities, local authorities have begun to act to reduce their emissions. And cities are beginning to devise innovative...
Year: 2011, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
SORSOGON CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT  
View Details The Sorsogon Climate Change Assessment examines the climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation capacity of a small coastal city in the Philippines - Sorsogon City in the Bicol Region. The assessment uses a participatory Vulnerability and Ad...
Year: 2010, Number of pages: 20, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Climate Change Assessment for Esmeraldas, Ecquador  
View Details This report is based on the Adaptation to Climate Change in Ecuador and the city of Esmeraldas: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities, 2009, prepared within the framework of UN-HABITAT ’s Cities in Climate Change Initiative.
Year: 2010, Number of pages: 24, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Planning Sustainable Cities: UN-HABITAT Practices and Perspectives  
View Details UN-HABITAT has played a central and very active role in the recent debate on the future of urban planning. For years planning was considered an inefficient tool, unable to address development effectively. However renewed attention to urban plannin...
Year: 2010, Number of pages: 50, Type of publication: Book Download electronic version (PDF)
Urban Environment Newsletter (September, 2010)  
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This edition covers the following topics:

  • Buildings, Climate Change and Cities;
  • Ecuador: Eco-Materials for Low Cost and Sustainable building;
  • World Green Building Council;
  • Builders Kick-Start...
Year: 2010, Periodicity: Biennial, Type of publication: Periodical Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Batticaloa City and Negombo City, Sri Lanka  
View Details Batticaloa is a coastal city located in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka while Negombo is located in the western coast of the Gampaha District of Sri Lanka.
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  
View Details Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the largest city in Mongolia. It is located in the north central part of the country, elevated at 1,310 m (nearly 4,000 ft) above sea level and lies in the Tuul River valley. Ulaanbaatar is probably the coldest capi...
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Asia-Pacific Region  
View Details Asia is known to be the region most affected by disasters, experiencing 90% of the world’s weather-related deaths since 1990. Rapid urbanization has left more than 70% of the urban population in Asia and Small Island Developing States in the Pacific ...
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Lami Town, Fiji  
View Details Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean between latitude 15° and 22° South and longitude 175° East and 178° West. The national territory contains 330 islands, of which only about 100 are inhabited. Lami Town is equally susceptible to the risks...
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea  
View Details Port Moresby is a coastal hilly city located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the South Eastern coast of the island of New Guinea. Port Moresby is the largest urban center in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and forms the National Capital District. Po...
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Port Vila, Vanuatu  
View Details Port Vila, the national capital of Vanuatu is located on the island of Efate and serves a population of over 50,000, many of which reside in informal settlements on the peripheries of the municipal council boundary. Vanuatu is affected by the cycle...
Year: 2010, , Type of publication: Promotional Material Download electronic version (PDF)
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