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    Mass displacement and the challenge for urban resilience

    Overseas Development Institute, 2017
    The concept of urban resilience is increasingly being used to describe the attributes of the urban system that are needed to deal with environmental disasters, conflict and financial crises.
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    How are cities combating climate change?

    Agence française de développement, 2016
    Cities are often blamed for being the main emitters of greenhouse gases (up to 75% of CO2emissions are attributed to cities due to the energy consumption tied to the activities they host: transport, industry, etc.
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    Building a resilient city for whom? Learning from street vendors’ gendered responses to urbanisation in Hanoi

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016
    in Hanoi, agricultural production and tradingsystems have changed since the macro-economic reform in the late 1980s, and the subsequent urbanisation of the city affected livelihoods of smallholders from both peri-urban and rural areas. However, the impacts of change are unevenly distributed among urban populations.
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    Water, Megacities and global change: portraits of 15 emblematic cities of the world

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2016
    Numerous studies have explored urban growth and the emergence of the megapolitan phenomenon through increasing growth in the number of cities with over 10 million inhabitants. Similarly, the processes of climate change are also the subject of study from various perspectives as part of more operational approaches or research.
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    Enhancing urban climate change resilience: seven entry points for action

    Asian Development Bank, 2016
    Most of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities that are disproportionately located along coasts and rivers, and therefore faces substantial risks posed by hydrometeorological shocks and stresses.
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    Promoting urban green travel

    China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, 2013
    Extensive traffic congestion and air pollution from road traffic in Chinese cities pose significant health and safety threats, compromise operational efficiency, and increase fuel consumption. Factors that contribute to this problem include rapid and extensive urbanization, increased usage of private cars, and the deterioration of good walking and cycling environments.
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    Better streets, better cities: a guide to street design in urban India

    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2011
    Streets occupy approximately 20 percent of the total land area in a typical city, and they are the most important and ubiquitous form of public space. Streets are the stage upon which the drama of urban life unfolds every day. And this is not a recent phenomenon—streets have played this role since the beginning of towns and cities.
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    Cities in climate change mitigation policy

    Agence française de développement, 2016
    The phenomenon of accelerated urbanization of emerging and developing economies is a potential source of harmful environmental impacts on people’s well-being. Major negative effects can especially be expected on the climate, possibly compromising, in the long run, large-scale local economic development. 
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    Addressing climate change in national urban policy: a policy guide for low-carbon and climate-resilient urban development

    United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2016
    National Urban Policy is a tool for government and other stakeholders that can assist with achieving more sustainable urban development. It also facilitates an enabling environment that allows stakeholders to take advantage of urban opportunity. How to address climate change in cities and human settlements represents one of the most pressing challenges facing urban policy-makers today.
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    Renewable energy in cities

    International Renewable Energy Agency, 2016
    The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings, to transport, to industry and power. It means integrating energy supply and demand between different sectors, through smart technologies, rigorous planning and holistic decision-making.

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