19 10, 2017

Africa’s rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:27+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Cities, News|

A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.

27 03, 2017

UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

2017-11-16T15:37:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining the ‘quiet revolution’ towards sustainable urbanization has found.

24 09, 2015

At meeting of African Presidents, Ban highlights importance of urban planning as tool for development

2017-11-16T15:47:54+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Cities, News|

Speaking at a presidential dialogue on the African Urban Agenda at United Nations Headquarters in New York today, the Secretary-General addressed the leaders of several African countries and highlighted the importance of effective urban planning as a vital tool for development.

9 06, 2015

The way cities are planned, run and managed is crucial for development – UN deputy chief

2017-11-16T15:50:44+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Cities, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

In his address to the World Cities Summit in New York today, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called on global leaders to adapt to the demographic and cultural shift that is taking place in cities worldwide in order to make them economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially vibrant.