This handbook reviews sustainable revenue sources to address critical infrastructure funding challenges in cities, including public sector and municipal financing instruments, private sector models, public-private partnership models, and privatization through divestments. Additionally, the guide outlines how cities can gain support from international financial institutions, as well as credit enhancements and other leveraging tools. The concepts presented are intended to help mid-size cities and local governments better navigate the complex world of infrastructure financing and respond more effectively to the basic infrastructure service needs of their citizens and businesses. This report was produced by the New Cities Foundation.
URBANSHIFT HOSTS FIRST CITY ACADEMY IN KIGALI, RWANDA
The three-day workshop brought together participants from 20 African cities to learn about and exchange ideas on climate action planning and nature-based solutions as tools to create greener, more resilient cities.
Rwanda unveils $175 million urban development initiative
The Rwanda Urban Development Project II is one of nine UrbanShift local interventions, and focuses on climate resilient infrastructure, service delivery and ecosystem rehabilitation in Kigali and additional cities.
World Bank Approves UrbanShift’s Local Project in China
One of nine GEF-funded country interventions, the UrbanShift China project aims to integrate biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions and carbon neutrality into the development pathway of three participating cities.
What would cities look like if they were designed by women?
This UrbanShift webinar brought together a group of inspirational women to discuss how gender-inclusive urban planning and design can reshape gender roles and create safer, happier and more equitable cities for all.