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.
How sustainability indicators can drive better decision-making
In this webinar, we hear from national and local-level practitioners in Argentina and Brazil about their experience creating indicators and utilizing diagnostic tools to drive more sustainable urban development.