Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance
This guide outlines innovative, sustainable revenue sources and financing tools to help cities make critical infrastructure investments.
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.
State of Finance for Nature in Cities 2023
In this publication, UNEP and the Penn Institute for Urban Research outline gaps and opportunities for financing Nature-based Solutions in cities, best practices from around the world, and actions that can be taken to scale up investments in nature.
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
Changing our approach to cities must be at the center of efforts to thwart climate change. As we move further into this decisive decade, here are five critical areas of action for cities.
Plastic Pollution & Cities: Building Momentum Towards a Global Plastics Treaty
At this circular economy-themed webinar, we heard from experts, city representatives and waste pickers about the causes & consequences of plastic pollution in cities, and what cities can do to initiate a just transition to a plastic-free economy.
Cable Cars: A Low-Carbon Transit Solution for Growing Cities
Medellín’s experience adapting cable cars to an urban context provides an inspiring and practical solution for congestion, air quality and a host of other challenges faced by cities in the Global South.