UrbanShift's work can be divided into eight thematic areas, which constitute the focus of our local city projects as well as the global capacity-strengthening activities. Browse resources relating to each of these topics below.
Explore our topics
Integrated Urban Planning
Find out about collaborative management processes which emphasize integrated planning and participatory approaches, creating more equitable, sustainable and efficient cities.
Learn about urban practices and strategies to protect naturally occurring species, genetic variety and ecological systems within and around cities.
Browse resources on green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions – cost-effective approaches to prepare cities for climate change impacts.
Here you’ll find materials on the circular economy and how to balance efficient resource use with economic development and social equity, underpinned by a transition to renewable energy.
Find out about how city governments can attract innovative sources of investment for infrastructure projects that address climate adaptation and rapid urbanization.
Sustainable Neighborhood Design
Learn about flexible and collective city planning, rooted in community engagement, and how this approach can help create safe, vibrant and healthy neighborhoods.
Climate Action Planning
Browse reports, case studies and more about how cities can develop local climate action plans aligned with the Paris Agreement to achieve emissions neutrality and climate resilience.
Accommodating Urban Growth
Here you’ll find resources about the need for local governments to address and manage urban expansion in the global South, which is intensifying pressure on city infrastructure and biodiversity systems.