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Tokyos emissions trading system : a review of its operation since 2010 : Tokyo (English)

This note reviews the operations and experience of Tokyos emissions trading system since its launch in 2010 and follows on from an earlier issue of directions in urban development that described the design and development process of the system. ... See More +

Brief 81058 JUN 01, 2013

City brand (English)

As globalization intensifies, urban development has come to include an image dimension. The common rationale is that a well-known place name often creates opportunities for international attention, events, investments, and become winning places. ... See More +

Brief 81059 DEC 01, 2012

Yuen, Belinda

The Rio de Janeiro low carbon city development program : a business model for green and climate-friendly growth in cities (English)

The Rio de Janeiro Low Carbon City Development Program is an ISO-certified framework and set of comprehensive requirements to help the city to plan, implement, monitor, and account for low carbon investments and climate change mitigation actions across all sectors in the city over time. ... See More +

Brief 74647 NOV 01, 2012

Tokyos emissions trading system : a case study (English)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has developed the worlds first cap and trade program at the city level targeting energy-related CO2. Called the Emissions Trading System (ETS), the program took effect in April 2010 and covers 1,340 large facilities including industrial factories, public buildings, educational institutions and commercial buildings. ... See More +

Brief 59440 JUN 01, 2010

Lee, Marcus; Colopinto, Kimberly

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;

Infrastructure and heritage conservation : opportunities for urban revitilization and economic development (English)

Cultural endowments such as traditional architecture, unique streetscapes, and historic sites are increasingly recognized as important economic resources in both developed and developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 48019 FEB 01, 2009

Ebbe, Katrinka

Impacts of financial, food, and fuel crisis on the urban poor (English)

The urban poor are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis due to their heavy reliance on the cash economy, job losses and wage reductions in urban based industries, and no agricultural production to fall back on. ... See More +

Brief 47525 DEC 01, 2008

Baker, Judy L.;

City-regions : emerging lessons from England (English)

The emergence of city-regions in England offers some useful lessons for the World Bank partners in developing countries. The city-region approach, as applied in England touches upon issues of decentralization, intergovernmental fiscal relations, governance, and the need to realign outdated administrative arrangements with a metropolitan areas economic footprint, among other highly relevant topics for rapidly urbanizing cities in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 46441 OCT 06, 2008

Larkin, Kieran; Marshall, Adam;