Urban areas are expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2030. Unmanaged urban expansion increases the costs of service provision, deepens spatial inequities, and imposes heavy economic and environmental burdens.
This resource highlights strategies that cities can adopt to manage urban sprawl in a way that ensures more equal and productive cities, including: 1. Prioritizing spatial equity over land speculation through regulations and incentives; 2. Incrementally increasing the supply of serviced land with partnerships to finance core services; 3. Integrating existing informal settlements while creating affordable density. This paper was produced by WRI and provides executive summaries in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.
Balikpapan, Indonesia: "My Innovation House"
Model: Enabling Innovation
Protecting People and the Planet: Putting People at the Heart of City Climate Action
This report from ICLEI and CDP shares analysis from the data reported through the 2022 CDP-ICLEI track, and highlights the need for people-centered climate action in cities.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.