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Urban areas as defined by the Census Bureau are densely-populated areas with at least 50,000 people ("urbanized areas") and densely-populated areas with 2,500 to 50,000 people ("urban clusters").

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Reports & Research
May 2023
South America
Brazil

A ciência tem mostrado nas últimas décadas que a conta- minação por mercúrio (Hg) é um problema ambiental e de saúde pública. Uma importante fonte poluidora é o garim- po ilegal de ouro, que vem crescendo vertiginosamente, deixando um rastro de destruição.

Manuals & Guidelines
April 2023
Sub-Saharan Africa

Urban planners are entrusted with the power to make critically important, long-term decisions that determine the future development of cities and towns around the world. The decisions they take shape the urban environment and directly affect the lives and livelihoods of entire communities.

CPDC
Manuals & Guidelines
June 2022
South America
Brazil

A Conferência Popular pelo Direito à Cidade é resultado deste novo momento das lutas urbanas. A adesão de mais de 600 movimentos populares, entidades, coletivos, grupos de direitos humanos e acadêmicos é prova de que algo novo está nascendo. Foram 230 eventos preparatórios em todo o país, reunindo milhares de pessoas.

PatryTer
Journal Articles & Books
February 2022
South America
Brazil

A integração de práticas preservacionistas às políticas de desenvolvimento local constitui um grande desafio ao planejamento urbano, sobretudo em cidades médias e pequenas. O município de Teixeira de Freitas, situado  no  sul  do  estado  da  Bahia,  apresenta  um  acelerado  processo  de  crescimento  de  forma  dispersiva, fomentado sobretudo pela gestão municipal.

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2022
Somalia

This one-pager provides details on the LAND-at-scale project in Somalia. This project is implemented by International Organization for Migration (IOM); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); UN-Habitat; Regional Coordination Office Somalia (RCO), and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency. 

Land Governance in the Outskirts of African Cities.
Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2021
Africa

In the next 30 years, Africa’s population is expected to double, and the continent will be home to 2.5 billion people. Almost half of this population will be living in urban agglomerations. Metropolitan cities, such as Lagos, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam or Abidjan will host several tens of millions of urban dwellers.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Global

Environmental pollution is an important issue in metropolitan areas, and roadside trees are directly affected by various sources of pollution to which they exhibit numerous responses.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Canada
Chile
Spain
United Kingdom
Greece
Mexico
Panama
Philippines
United States of America
South Africa
Southern Africa

Nature-based solutions (NbS) include all the landscape’s ecological components that have a function in the natural or urban ecosystem. Memorial Parking Trees (MPTs) are a new variant of a nature-based solution composed of a bioswale and a street tree allocated in the road, occupying a space that is sub-utilised by parked cars.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2021

Countries in Southeast Asia have been developing quickly from a predominantly rural to predominantly urban society, leading to a rapid increase in urban land. This increase in urban land has mainly occurred in river deltas and floodplains, exposing humans and human assets to flood hazard.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Norway

The rise of urban populations has rendered cities in both developed and developing countries vulnerable to poor health and diseases that are associated with urban living conditions and environments.

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