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Building sustainability in an urbanizing World : a partnership report (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

Cities are hubs of global change, and their global influence continues to grow. Cities contribute significantly to global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss. ... See More +

Working Paper 80106 JUL 01, 2013

Hoornweg, Daniel; Freire, Mila

Building sustainability in an urbanizing World : a partnership report (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)

Cities are hubs of global change, and their global influence continues to grow. Cities contribute significantly to global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss. ... See More +

Working Paper 80106 JUL 01, 2013

Hoornweg, Daniel; Freire, Mila

Building sustainability in an urbanizing world : a partnership report (English)

The report is organized into eight chapters: chapter one discusses urbanization and the growing global impact of cities, reviews the widely accepted definitions of sustainability and sustainable cities, and elaborates on the need for innovative approaches to the various aspects of sustainability. ... See More +

Publication 80610 JUL 01, 2013

Hoornweg, Daniel; Freire, Mila; Hoornweg, Daniel; Freire, Mila; Baker-Gallegos, Julianne; Saldivar-Sali, Artessa

Greenhouse gas emissions from cities : comparison of international inventory frameworks (English)

Credibly and consistently reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cities and urban areas enables policy makers and practitioners to contribute to addressing the challenge of climate change by meeting mitigation targets, and is critical to overall good municipal management. ... See More +

Journal Article 79016 JAN 01, 2013

Ibrahim, Nadine; Sugar, Lorraine; Hoornweg, Dan; Kennedy, Christopher

Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities (English)

The rapid and oft en unplanned expansion of cities is exposing more people and economic assets to the risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Publication 70982 JUN 22, 2012

Hoornweg, Daniel; Tiwari, Asmita; Baker, Judy L.; Dickson, Eric

What a waste? : a global review of solid waste management (English)

Solid waste management is the one thing just about every city government provides for its residents. While service levels, environmental impacts and costs vary dramatically, solid waste management is arguably the most important municipal service and serves as a prerequisite for other municipal action. ... See More +

Working Paper 68135 MAR 01, 2012

Hoornweg, Daniel; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz

Cities and climate change : responding to an urgent agenda (Vol. 2 of 2) : Cities and the urgent challenges of climate change : introduction (English)

The fifth urban research symposium on cities and climate change responding to an urgent agenda, held in Marseille in June 2009, sought to highlight how climate change and urbanization are converging to create one of the greatest challenges of our time. ... See More +

Publication 62696 JAN 01, 2012

Freire, Mila; Hoornweg, Daniel; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz; Lee, Marcus J.; Yuen, Belinda

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: mass rapid transit: a tool for urban expansion; financing: beyond sovereign guarantees; and low-income housing: lessons from Latin America. ... See More +

Newsletter 80654 JAN 01, 2012

Oliveira, Tanya Scobie [editor]; Buckholtz, Alison [editor]; Cobbett, William; Joshi-Ghani, Abha; Samad, Taimur; Andrés, Luis; Baeumler, Axel E. N.; Baker, Judy L.; Bhagat, Vipul; Chatterton, Isabel; Delay, Jeanine; Delmon, Jeff; Delmon, Victoria; Ehrhardt, David; Gallo, Joshua; Gawith, Isabella; Hoornweg, Dan; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede; Leber, John; Mandri-Perrott, Cledan; Marin, Philippe; Mehndiratta, Shomik; Perard, Edouard; Russell, Cathy; Sislen, David

Cities and climate change : responding to an urgent agenda (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The fifth urban research symposium on cities and climate change responding to an urgent agenda, held in Marseille in June 2009, sought to highlight how climate change and urbanization are converging to create one of the greatest challenges of our time. ... See More +

Publication 62696 JUN 02, 2011

Freire, Mila; Hoornweg, Daniel; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz; Lee, Marcus J.; Yuen, Belinda

The global city indicators program : a more credible voice for cities (English)

The Global City Indicators Program (GCIP) is a decentralized, city-led initiative that enables cities to measure, report, and improve their performance and quality of life, facilitate capacity building, and share best practices through an easy-to-use web portal. ... See More +

Brief 49166 JUN 01, 2009

Bhada, Perinaz; Hoornweg, Dan;

Waste management in China : issues and recommendations (Chinese)

China recently surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest municipal solid waste (MSW) generator. In 2004 the urban areas of China generated about 190,000,000 tons of MSW and by 2030 this amount is projected to be at least 480,000,000 tons. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33210 MAY 01, 2008

Lam, Philip; Chaudhry, Manisha; Hoornweg, Dan English

Managing municipal solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean : integrating the private sector, harnessing incentives (English)

This note states that Latin America's urban population has grown, and its solid waste has increased at an even faster pace. Today the region's urban areas generate about 369,000 tons a day of solid waste. ... See More +

Brief 41703 OCT 01, 2007

Hoornweg, Daniel; Giannelli, Natalie

City indicators : now to Nanjing (English)

This paper provides the key elements to develop an integrated approach for measuring and monitoring city performance globally. The paper reviews the role of cities and why indicators are important. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4114 JAN 01, 2007

Freire, Mila; Herrera, Eduardo Wills; Hoornweg, Daniel; Villaveces, Maria; Ruiz Nunez, Fernanda; Palugyai, Natalie

Waste management in China : issues and recommendations (English)

China recently surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest municipal solid waste (MSW) generator. In 2004 the urban areas of China generated about 190,000,000 tons of MSW and by 2030 this amount is projected to be at least 480,000,000 tons. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33210 MAY 01, 2005

Lam, Philip; Chaudhry, Manisha; Hoornweg, Dan Chinese

Rural infrastructure indicators in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Mongolia (English)

This review presents rural infrastructure indicators (telecom; electricity and heat; water, wastewater, solid waste, and drainage; and roads) for Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), and Mongolia collected in April 2003 by the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35565 JUN 01, 2003

Lam, Philip; Hoornweg, Daniel

Composting and its applicability in developing countries (English)

Composting has always existed on every field and forest floor, and intuitively it makes sense to compost the organic fraction of the municipal solid waste stream. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22007 MAR 31, 2000

Hoornweg, Daniel; Thomas, Laura; Otten, Lambert

What a waste : solid waste management in Asia (English)

This paper reviews the broad trends related to solid waste management in Asia. It focuses on waste management only as it pertains to urban environments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 19328 MAY 31, 1999

Hoornweg, Daniel; Thomas, Laura

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Building sustainability in an urbanizing World : a partnership report (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80106 Working Paper
Building sustainability in an urbanizing World : a partnership report (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80106 Working Paper
Building sustainability in an urbanizing world : a partnership report (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80610 Publication
Greenhouse gas emissions from cities : comparison of international inventory frameworks (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79016 Journal Article
Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities (English)
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JUN 22, 2012 70982 Publication
What a waste? : a global review of solid waste management (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 68135 Working Paper
Cities and climate change : responding to an urgent agenda (Vol. 2 of 2) : Cities and the urgent challenges of climate change : introduction (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 62696 Publication
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 80654 Newsletter
Cities and climate change : responding to an urgent agenda (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JUN 02, 2011 62696 Publication
The global city indicators program : a more credible voice for cities (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49166 Brief
Waste management in China : issues and recommendations (Chinese)
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MAY 01, 2008 33210 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Managing municipal solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean : integrating the private sector, harnessing incentives (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 41703 Brief
City indicators : now to Nanjing (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 WPS4114 Policy Research Working Paper
Waste management in China : issues and recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 33210 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Chinese
Rural infrastructure indicators in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Mongolia (English)
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JUN 01, 2003 35565 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Composting and its applicability in developing countries (English)
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MAR 31, 2000 22007 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What a waste : solid waste management in Asia (English)
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MAY 31, 1999 19328 Working Paper (Numbered Series)