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Water for Livable and Resilient Cities

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Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities. However, it is possible to design water systems that provide cities with the capacity to cope with these threats. So-called “water sensitive urban design” creates water sensitive cities that enhance and protect the health of watercourses and wetlands; mitigate flood risk and damage; and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. This approach poses complex planning and urban design challenges. And it requires solutions that address equally complex and interrelated considerations, such as social, environmental, political, economic, planning and engineering disciplines.

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Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World. 3 Oct 2016 to 22 Dec 2016

Available in English

2015 was marked by the adoption of four landmark UN agreements: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement...

Developed by The United Nations Institute for Trainin...

Posted by Admin

Tools : Capacity Strengthening

Local Economic Development Training Module

Available in English

In order for Local Economic Development (LED) to be effective, we need to identify and consider the community’s economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and agree a shared strategy....

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments ASPA...

Posted by UCLG ASPAC

Tools : Capacity Strengthening

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