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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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Strategic Planning in a Local Government Association

Available in English

Local Government Associations (LGAs) across the world are in many stages of development and thus show many differences. Some have clearly described their medium and long term strategic goals and what...

Developed by VNG International

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Chains and Rural Economic Development in Latin America

Available in English

The paper combines practical experiences, testimonies and cases, such conceptual reflections on the approach of chains and their relationship to processes of rural territorial economic development.

Developed by Consortium of Provincial Autonomous of E...

Posted by UNDP

Case studies and best practices

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