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Urban development: Egypt to adopt citywide upgrading approach

Egypt UN-Habitat

As Egypt continues to exert all efforts for enhancing living conditions of its inhabitants, and in line with the Egyptian development vision 2030 and its urban development targets, the Ministry of Housing – represented in the Informal Settlement Development Fund – together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Egypt are initiating a new cooperation entitled “Participatory Citywide ...

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World Bank, GEF launch ‘Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’

Naoko Ishii

Under the GPSC, the international community is investing over a billion dollar in the sustainable cities of the future City leaders from around the world who met on Wednesday in Singapore, the island city-state off southern Malaysia, have launched the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), which is part of an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GPSC ...

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Lagos adopts bottoms-up approach in Badagry plan implementation

Wasiu Anifowoshe

In line with the policy of inclusion of the current administration in Lagos State, residents of Badagry have been urged to cooperate with the government and support its plans to turn the axis into a haven for commercial activities through the implementation of the Layout and Master Plan for the area. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner ...

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Beyond the climate refugee: Migration as adaptation

Misconceptions about climate-induced migration could lead to inadequate support for affected populations, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, some 140 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters; meanwhile, gradual displacements, such as those caused by droughts or sea-level rise, affected the lives of countless others. These “climate refugees” have become the human face ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (10): Reducing cities’ vulnerability


Nigeria ranks among the most urbanised countries in the world, and perhaps the fastest urbanising country in the African continent. In 1980, the urbanisation rate was 28.6 percent rising to 35.3 percent in 1999 and 49.8% in 2010 with the rate projected to increase to 56.8 percent and 63.6 percent in 2020 and 2030 respectively. The number of urban centres ...

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Lagos coastline community relives predicament over incessant flooding

On July 10 2011, Lagos experienced a downpour that lasted for over six hours, claiming lives and destroying properties in the bustling city. About a year later and several weeks ago, the Atlantic Ocean, swelled by periods of continuous rainfall, surged into neighbouring communities, sacking residents from their homes. The raging flood waters spared no one within its vicinity, including ...

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