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Water for Livable and Resilient Cities

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Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities. However, it is possible to design water systems that provide cities with the capacity to cope with these threats. So-called “water sensitive urban design” creates water sensitive cities that enhance and protect the health of watercourses and wetlands; mitigate flood risk and damage; and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. This approach poses complex planning and urban design challenges. And it requires solutions that address equally complex and interrelated considerations, such as social, environmental, political, economic, planning and engineering disciplines.

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Leveraging Land: Land-Based Finance for Local Governments. A Trainer's guide

Available in English

The potential contribution of land based financing to the development of sustainable and equitable cities and properly serviced communities is often underestimated. Land based financing is a collectiv...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Progra...

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Tools : Capacity Strengthening

Assessing the Institutional Environment of Local Governments in Africa

Available in English

Africa’s cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, over 3% per year on average. The continent’s urban population is expected to double over the next 20 to 30 years, with the majority of Africans li...

Developed by UCLG Africa and Cities Alliance

Posted by Peter Rene Hohmann

Tools : Diagnostics

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