October 12, 2016 — By 2030, without efforts to boost urban resilience, climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty. This report discusses the challenges and opportunities of unlocking investment in resilient infrastructure for improved urban livelihoods worldwide.
August 25, 2016 — Cities from different parts of the world have managed to turn struggling areas into vibrant, livable neighborhoods. Based on eight such examples, a new report and online platform provide tools for city planners to design, finance, and implement successful urban regeneration projects.
December 10, 2015 — Some cities grow significantly faster than the rest of their country: in fact, the top 10% of cities achieved 13.5% annual GDP per capita growth, compared with 4.7% in an average city. What sets those "overachievers" apart? Can other urban economies replicate their success?
July 1, 2015 — The World Bank is working closely with local and national governments to evaluate cities’s resilience to all kinds of shocks and stresses, from floods and earthquakes to health crises and social vulnerability. Cities recently reviewed include Addis Ababa and Can Tho, Vietnam.
January 26, 2015 — New data compiled through satellite imagery and geospatial mapping provide a more consistent picture of urbanization across East Asia, making it easier to get urbanization right.
This study projects a 70% global increase in urban solid waste, with the annual cost rising from $205 billion a year to $375 billion a year by 2025. Developing countries will face the greatest challenge.
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