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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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Local implementation of the SDGs & the New Urban Agenda - towards a Swedish national urban policy

Available in English

This report highlights the local implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It particularly illustrates how the 11th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG11) can be integrated with the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It...

Developed by Global Utmaning

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Concept notes and papers

territorial competitiveness and the Role of Decentralized Autonomous Governments

Available in English

The purpose of this document is to define the requirements of a territorial competitiveness strategy for Ecuador, which requires a territorial approach. The paper presents an operational proposal for...

Developed by Consortium of Provincial Autonomous of E...

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Case studies and best practices

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