The Financing for Development process made possible a broadly participatory discussion on urban sustainable development finance during Habitat III. It’s time for the outcomes to be acknowledged — and for cities and others to take a seat at the table.
Anne Maassen July 24, 2017
The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative seeks to share proven ideas from the financial world with cities eager to boost their transit options and ramp up construction of energy-efficient buildings.
Gregory Scruggs April 6, 2017
Vincular la formulación de políticas y la Nueva Agenda Urbana con los acuerdos recientes sobre el cambio climático y la reducción del riesgo de desastres constituye una estrategia para financiar las inversiones más prioritarias en las ciudades intermedia.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Linking policy-making and the New Urban Agenda with recent agreements on climate change and disaster risk reduction offers a strategy for financing the critically needed investments in today’s fast-growing intermediate cities.
David Jackson November 14, 2016
Two divergent visions of what the world’s cities could look like by 2036.
Sameh Wahba October 31, 2016
Key talks took place in Mexico City on 9-11 March, aimed at figuring out how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2016
National representatives, local authorities and urbanists from across Africa are gathering in Nigeria for a key regional meeting in the run-up to the Habitat III conference.
Ben Ezeamalu February 25, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016
Against the odds, the global community agreed on an ‘action agenda’ for financing development. But is it up to the challenges ahead?
July’s Financing for Development conference is paying new attention to city-level development financing. But local authorities are still not recognized as central to the debate.
Kenya’s capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.
Gregory Scruggs April 12, 2015

Off-the-charts demand for concrete in China is one measure of the nation’s unprecedented urbanization, the Washington Post reports.

March 26, 2015
Senegal's capital is hoping to become the first city to sell a bond in Sub-Sahara Africa, outside of South Africa.
Christopher Swope and Tidiane Kassé February 19, 2015

The city in Sweden uses the tool to finance electric vehicles, renewable energy and other eco-friendly projects, Cities Today reports.  

February 18, 2015

Under-investment contributes not only to traffic gridlock but also reduced productivity, a World Bank analyst says.

January 28, 2015

A city in southern Nigeria will use its new communications infrastructure to improve essential services such as education and health care, Ventures Africa reports. 

January 21, 2015

An electrified highway to be tested in Los Angeles could serve as a blueprint for cleaner transport in other cities, CityLab reports. 

October 3, 2014

The Tilikum Crossing would serve a range of public transit options, including buses, streetcars and light rail, according to Citylab.

August 27, 2014
A pathbreaking public-private collaboration in an earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city is delivering hundreds of infrastructure projects quickly and efficiently.
David Killick August 7, 2014
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