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  • Creating Resilience Dividends with Road Water Management

    It is a simple concept:  resilience, improving existing systems, making them more productive and stronger, better able to deal with shocks and even converting problems into opportunities. Resilience is a departure from the concept of ‘sustainability’ that aims to preserve what is there or pro‐ long what has been newly created – and as such is often conservative by character. Yet development is...

  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2017

    Globally, over 80% of all wastewater is discharged without treatment. This report of the UN World Water Assessment Programme assesses the problem of wastewater per sector and per region. We recommend chapter 9 on Regional Aspects, Africa, and chapter 16 on Water Reuse and Cost Recovery, and chapter 17 on Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Capacity Development....

  • Resilient Cities Report 2016

    Resilient Cities is the global forum on urban resilience and adaptation convened in Bonn, Germany. The congress series provides an international platform to share the latest information, good practices, challenges, and innovations for creating more resilient cities. The 7th edition of Resilient Cities focused on driving forward implementation and financing of urban resilience toward the goal of...

  • Improved urban planning

    To satisfy the many different interests within the growing cities, sound urban planning is necessary....

  • Play the City

    Bringing together stakeholders, talking and visualising consequences of decisions can help to solve problems and come to a consensus. This process can help you to identify problems, come up with new ideas, and to avoid conflict later in the project. The method? Serious gaming! Serious games simulate the reality (either online or using a gaming board), to help decision makers and stakeholders ...

  • Urban world: Mapping the economic power of cities

    McKinsey, a global consultancy firm, has released a report  on the economic power of 600 largest cities of 2025. McKinsey sees a large shift from the major urban developed areas and megacities who are on top of the list now, to a rise of economic power of developing and smaller cities (500.000 + inhabitants). This economic power rises most in Asia (particularly China and India), and Latin...

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