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Climate-resilient, climate-friendly world heritage cities (English)

While the negative impacts of climate change on urban areas are well-known and widely discussed, its implicit impacts on historic downtowns have not been studied as extensively. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89635 JAN 01, 2014

Bigio, Anthony Gad; Ochoa, Maria Catalina; Amirtahmasebi, Rana

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

Urban agriculture : findings from four city case studies (English)

Urban agriculture contributes to local economic development, poverty alleviation, the social inclusion of the urban poor and women, as well as to the greening of the city and the productive reuse of urban wastes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80759 JUL 01, 2013

Investment in urban heritage : economic impacts of cultural heritage projects in FYR Macedonia and Georgia (English)

Although World Bank projects in the cultural heritage field are subject to the usual assessments that are applied to any project implementation, little is known about the subsequent performance of these projects in the years post-completion. ... See More +

Working Paper 73757 SEP 01, 2012

Throsby, David

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

Financing the urban expansion in Tanzania (English)

This paper seeks to develop estimates of the net cost of the urban expansion in Tanzania. The paper focuses on developing estimates of the cost of planning and servicing land for new residential urban settlement. ... See More +

Working Paper 68138 JAN 01, 2012

Sarzin, Zara; Raich, Uri

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

The economics of uniqueness : investing in historic city cores and cultural heritage assets for sustainable development (English)

With rapid urbanization, cities featuring valuable historic cores and heritage assets struggle to modernize without completely losing their uniqueness. ... See More +

Publication 73072 JAN 01, 2012

Amirtahmasebi, Rana; Licciardi, Guido

Guidebook on capital investment planning for local governments (Chinese)

The purpose of this guidebook is to provide practical advice to local governments (LGs) in developing countries on how to establish and maintain a process of planning and funding capital investment as a regular activity integrated with other activities of the LG and based on principles of good public management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65600 OCT 13, 2011

Kaganova, Olga English

Guidebook on capital investment planning for local governments (English)

The purpose of this guidebook is to provide practical advice to local governments (LGs) in developing countries on how to establish and maintain a process of planning and funding capital investment as a regular activity integrated with other activities of the LG and based on principles of good public management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65600 OCT 01, 2011

Kaganova, Olga Chinese

Conserving the past as a foundation for the future : China-World Bank partnership on cultural heritage conservation (Chinese)

The rich cultural heritage of China is an essential touchstone of its collective identity. The country's archaeological sites, historic architecture, expressive arts, cultural landscapes, and ethnic diversity also are treasured around the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 65899 SEP 01, 2011

Ebbe, Katrinka; Licciardi, Guido; Baeumler, Axel English

Conserving the past as a foundation for the future : China-World Bank partnership on cultural heritage conservation (English)

The rich cultural heritage of China is an essential touchstone of its collective identity. The country's archaeological sites, historic architecture, expressive arts, cultural landscapes, and ethnic diversity also are treasured around the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 65899 SEP 01, 2011

Baeumler, Axel; Ebbe, Katrinka; Licciardi, Guido Chinese

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

Memo to the Mayor : improving access to urban land for all residents - fulfilling the promise (English)

As the world is urbanizing, many cities are grappling with a population that is growing rapidly, thereby increasing demand for land and housing. ... See More +

Working Paper 64290 JUN 01, 2011

Lipman, Barbara; Rajack, Robin

Memo to the Mayor : improving access to urban land for all residents - fulfilling the promise : Memorando para el alcalde : mejorar el acceso a tierras urbanas para todos los residents - el cumplimiento de una promesa (Spanish)

As the world is urbanizing, many cities are grappling with a population that is growing rapidly, thereby increasing demand for land and housing. ... See More +

Working Paper 64290 JUN 01, 2011

Lipman, Barbara; Rajack, Robin English

Cities and climate change : an urgent agenda (English)

The report discusses the link between climate change and cities, why cities should be concerned about climate change and adopt early preventative policies, and how the World Bank and other organizations can provide further support to cities on climate change issues. ... See More +

Policy Note 64291 DEC 01, 2010

Cities and climate change : an urgent agenda (English)

The report discusses the link between climate change and cities, why cities should be concerned about climate change and adopt early preventative policies, and how the World Bank and other organizations can provide further support to cities on climate change issues. ... See More +

Policy Note 63704 DEC 01, 2010

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Climate-resilient, climate-friendly world heritage cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89635 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Urban agriculture : findings from four city case studies (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Investment in urban heritage : economic impacts of cultural heritage projects in FYR Macedonia and Georgia (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73757 Working Paper
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
Financing the urban expansion in Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 68138 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
The economics of uniqueness : investing in historic city cores and cultural heritage assets for sustainable development (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 73072 Publication
Guidebook on capital investment planning for local governments (Chinese)
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OCT 13, 2011 65600 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Guidebook on capital investment planning for local governments (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 65600 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Chinese
Conserving the past as a foundation for the future : China-World Bank partnership on cultural heritage conservation (Chinese)
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SEP 01, 2011 65899 Working Paper English
Conserving the past as a foundation for the future : China-World Bank partnership on cultural heritage conservation (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 65899 Working Paper Chinese
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
Memo to the Mayor : improving access to urban land for all residents - fulfilling the promise (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 64290 Working Paper
Memo to the Mayor : improving access to urban land for all residents - fulfilling the promise : Memorando para el alcalde : mejorar el acceso a tierras urbanas para todos los residents - el cumplimiento de una promesa (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2011 64290 Working Paper English
Cities and climate change : an urgent agenda (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 64291 Policy Note
Cities and climate change : an urgent agenda (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 63704 Policy Note