Tag: Urbanisation

Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

Opportunities for the New Urban Agenda

In the context of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) will be agreed upon. Participants in a July workshop agreed that the New Urban Agenda should

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State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

State of Australian Cities 2014–2015

Since 2010, the State of Australian Cities reports have examined the progress being made in our major cities. The State of Australian Cities 2014–2015 once again looks at the drivers behind some of the public policy issues facing the country

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Investing in Cities: Prioritising a Cities and Urban Policy Framework

Investing in Cities

Released after State of Australian Cities 2014–2015, this policy platform calls for new investment in our cities recommending renewed action by all governments to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities, and delivers clear next steps for all spheres

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World Urban Campaign – Better City, Better Life

World Urban Campaign - Better City, Better Life

The World Urban Campaign is the advocacy and partnership platform for cities in the twenty first century. Its goal is to place the urban agenda at the highest level in development policies. It is coordinated by UN-Habitat.

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Global forecasts of urban expansion and impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools

The findings of new research (open access) indicate that, without significant policy changes, increased urban expansion will by 2030 result in considerable loss of habitats in key biodiversity hotspots and a loss of vegetation biomass.

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Sydney Urban Sanctuary campaign

Sydney’s green space is increasingly under pressure from a growing population and increased development. As discussed in The Urban Sanctuary report, the Total Environment Centre (TEC) has created the Urban Sanctuary campaign to foster an urgently-needed long-term vision for remnant

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Urbanisation Concepts and Trends

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Working Paper Urbanisation Concepts and Trends reviews some key conceptual issues with urbanisation and summarises urbanisation trends. It ends with a brief review of urbanisation and sustainable development.

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Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans

What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? In his new book Blue Urbanism, author Timothy Beatley argues that, given all we’ve gained from the sea, city policies, plans, and daily urban

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UN launches The City We Need campaign

With cities having an essential role in the creation of a sustainable future, the UN has launched The City We Need, a document outlining the vision of a city for the 21st century. Is a consensus document of the World

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Long-­term dynamics of household size and their environmental implications

The impacts of human population size on the environment and natural resource consumption have long concerned scientists. Population growth is slowing and even reversing in some places, but this has not translated into reduced human consumption of natural resources and

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