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Is inclusive smarter than smart?

Concepts of Open Data/Gov and Smart Cities have gained traction in past years, but now raise the question 'smart for who?'  


Piecing together resilient cities

By 2030, 60% of people will make cities their home, coupled with the growing challenges ahead of us, we asked – how should future cities look like?  


The battle for sustainable development will be won in cities

Cities increasingly centre socio-economic activity against a rising vulnerability to climate risks. What sustainable and resilient cities can look like?  


Save energy, save money, save CO2 emissions

How can we achieve a transformation from inefficient lighting to the latest energy-efficient technologies? Egypt is showing how quickly it can be done.  


Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution

UNGA - UNDP Event - Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution  


Nature-Based Solutions for Water

This report demonstrates how nature‐based solutions offer a vital means to address many of the world’s water challenges while delivering benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development.  


Meeting the urban finance challenge

Many of the investments needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda are made at the subnational level, especially by cities.  


Our cities are on the frontline of changing climate

By 2050 two out of every three people are likely to live in cities with continued growth in urbanization across the world.  


Urbanization: A multidimensional challenge and opportunity for health, well-being and equity

Dramatic images from some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities make visible the impact of air pollution. But what the headlines do not capture is the full scope of the profoundly negative…  


Cities 2030: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

In October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), serving as a new vision for our cities and…  

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