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.
Freetown the TreeTown campaign: Using digital tools to encourage tree cultivation in cities
5 Priorities for Cities After COP26
Clean air, healthy planet
This framework outlines steps for integrating air quality management and climate action planning at the city level. It supports cities to set visions and strategies to simultaneously tackle climate change, air pollution and public health issues.
COP26: Transforming cities through multi-level governance
At UrbanShift's COP26 side event, we highlight examples of multi-level governance and climate action from Brazil, Rwanda and India.