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June 2000 - present

 

The CIVIS notes series shares knowledge and learning arising from Cities Alliance projects and other activities in slum upgrading and city development strategies. It also serves as a platform for policy dialogue and debate among city development stakeholders, including national and local governments, donors and slum dwellers to impact change in the lives of the urban poor and advance the urban development agenda.

 

 

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Shelter Finance for the Poor series

Sharing knowledge and learning from cities

 

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The systems of secondary cities : the neglected drivers of urbanising economies (English)

Many parts of the global and national systems of cities are not benefiting significantly from the ‘new age’ and economic geography of cities. Most of these are the secondary and small cities of less than a million people. ... See More +

Brief 89861 JAN 01, 2014

Roberts,Brian Herbert; Hohmann,Rene Peter Disclosed

Africa's other urban challenge : employing youth in the household enterprise sector (English)

Employment in household enterprise (HE) sector is growing rather rapidly for those without a secondary school certificate. These young people generally lack the qualifications for a wage job but can pursue the economic opportunities that HEs offer. ... See More +

Brief 89862 JAN 01, 2014

Fox,M. Louise Disclosed

The case for incremental housing (English)

This special edition of CIVIS was produced for the fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2010. Over the last two decades the failure of standardized contractor led housing delivery models to respond to the sheer scale of need of the urban poor raises the question as to whether the time has not arrived to revisit the 'incremental housing' approaches of the 1970s and 1980s as a more realistic approach to meeting the housing needs of the urban poor. ... See More +

Brief 73801 NOV 01, 2012

Riley, Elizabeth; Wakely,Patrick Disclosed

The urbanization of displaced people : Les jeunes : visage de l'urbanisation (French)

The year 2008 marked a historical turning point as, for the first time, more than half the world's total population now lives in urbanized landscapes. ... See More +

Brief 73799 JAN 01, 2012

Crisp, Jeff; Refstie,Hilde Portuguese, English Disclosed

Youth : the face of urbanization (English)

The cities alliance is highly committed to supporting the role of youth in cities. With its goal of strengthening and promoting the role of cities in poverty reduction, and in sustainable development, supporting the full participation and representation of those who constitute the future of a city is an integral part of that vision. ... See More +

Brief 73800 JAN 01, 2012

Refstie,Hilde; Silva,Federico Disclosed

The urbanization of displaced people (English)

The year 2008 marked a historical turning point as, for the first time, more than half the world's total population now lives in urbanized landscapes. ... See More +

Brief 73799 MAY 05, 2011

Crisp, Jeff; Refstie,Hilde Portuguese, French Disclosed

The urbanization of displaced people : A Tese em Defesa da Habitação Progressiva (Portuguese)

The year 2008 marked a historical turning point as, for the first time, more than half the world's total population now lives in urbanized landscapes. ... See More +

Brief 73799 MAY 01, 2011

Crisp, Jeff; Refstie,Hilde French, English Disclosed

Is there really so little urban poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa? (English)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73798 MAR 01, 2011

Mitlin,Diana Clare; Satterthwaite, David Disclosed

Thinking globally, acting locally : institutionalizing climate change within Durban's local Government (English)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73797 JUN 01, 2010

Roberts, Debra Disclosed

Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? (English)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73796 OCT 01, 2009

Spanish, Portuguese, French Disclosed

Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : A adaptação as mudanças climáticas podem atender também as metas de desenvolvimento em cidades de países em desenvolvimento? (Portuguese)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73796 OCT 01, 2009

Spanish, French, English Disclosed

Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : L'adaptation au changement climatique peut-il repondre egalement a des objectifs de developpement dans les villes des pays en developpement? (French)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73796 OCT 01, 2009

Spanish, Portuguese, English Disclosed

Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : Con la adaptacion al cambio climatico se pueden cumplir tambien los objetivos de desarrollo de las ciudades de paises en desarrollo? (Spanish)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73796 OCT 01, 2009

Portuguese, French, English Disclosed

Climate change : what does this mean for your city? (English)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73795 JUL 01, 2009

Spanish, Portuguese, French Disclosed

Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Quelles sont les implications du : changement climatique pour votre ville? (French)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73795 JUL 01, 2009

Spanish, Portuguese, English Disclosed

Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Cambio climatico : como influye en su ciudad? (Spanish)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73795 JUL 01, 2009

Portuguese, French, English Disclosed

Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Mudança Climática: O que ela significa para a sua cidade? (Portuguese)

In July 2009, the Cities Alliance launched a four-issue CIVIS series on climate change prepared by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). ... See More +

Brief 73795 JUL 01, 2009

Spanish, French, English Disclosed

How Swaziland is upgrading its slums (English)

This issue of CIVIS profiles the Swaziland Urban Development Project (SUDP). In response to increasing urbanization, the Government of Swaziland in the early 1990s made urban sector development and policy reform a priority. ... See More +

Brief 32984 JAN 01, 2005

Spanish Disclosed

The enabling environment for housing finance in Kenya (English)

Unlike the other studies in this series, which focus on existing housing microfinance products, this assessment analyzes the policies, laws, and regulations that affect the establishment and delivery of housing microfinance. ... See More +

Brief 32977 APR 01, 2003

Malhotra, Mohini [editor] Disclosed

Shelter finance for the poor series synthesis (English)

The Shelter Finance for the Poor Initiative provides a framework for financing that has been applied to five case studies. These include: Mibanco in Peru, SEWA in India, FUNHAVI in Mexico; a wholesale fund facility in Ecuador, and the enabling environment for shelter finance in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 32978 APR 01, 2003

Malhotra, Mohini [editor] Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The systems of secondary cities : the neglected drivers of urbanising economies (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89861 Brief
Africa's other urban challenge : employing youth in the household enterprise sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89862 Brief
The case for incremental housing (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73801 Brief
The urbanization of displaced people : Les jeunes : visage de l'urbanisation (French)
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JAN 01, 2012 73799 Brief Portuguese, English
Youth : the face of urbanization (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 73800 Brief
The urbanization of displaced people (English)
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MAY 05, 2011 73799 Brief Portuguese, French
The urbanization of displaced people : A Tese em Defesa da Habitação Progressiva (Portuguese)
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MAY 01, 2011 73799 Brief French, English
Is there really so little urban poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa? (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2011 73798 Brief
Thinking globally, acting locally : institutionalizing climate change within Durban's local Government (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 73797 Brief
Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2009 73796 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, French
Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : A adaptação as mudanças climáticas podem atender também as metas de desenvolvimento em cidades de países em desenvolvimento? (Portuguese)
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OCT 01, 2009 73796 Brief Spanish, French, English
Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : L'adaptation au changement climatique peut-il repondre egalement a des objectifs de developpement dans les villes des pays en developpement? (French)
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OCT 01, 2009 73796 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, English
Can adapting to climate change also meet development goals in cities in developing countries? : Con la adaptacion al cambio climatico se pueden cumplir tambien los objetivos de desarrollo de las ciudades de paises en desarrollo? (Spanish)
See More +
OCT 01, 2009 73796 Brief Portuguese, French, English
Climate change : what does this mean for your city? (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2009 73795 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, French
Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Quelles sont les implications du : changement climatique pour votre ville? (French)
See More +
JUL 01, 2009 73795 Brief Spanish, Portuguese, English
Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Cambio climatico : como influye en su ciudad? (Spanish)
See More +
JUL 01, 2009 73795 Brief Portuguese, French, English
Climate change : what does this mean for your city? : Mudança Climática: O que ela significa para a sua cidade? (Portuguese)
See More +
JUL 01, 2009 73795 Brief Spanish, French, English
How Swaziland is upgrading its slums (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 32984 Brief Spanish
The enabling environment for housing finance in Kenya (English)
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APR 01, 2003 32977 Brief
Shelter finance for the poor series synthesis (English)
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APR 01, 2003 32978 Brief