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Mentoring on Upgrading Informal Settlements
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21 pages
The promise of housing for all has been one of the focus areas of the eThekwini Municipality since the first South African Local Government elections in December 2000. Although this is not deliberate, the promise has been focused on the provision of housing and not necessarily “integrated and sustainable human settlements” based on several factors including resources, professionals used or not used in the process, lack of social capital and engagement in the process and access to well located land and resources for investment in the public realm as opposed to the individual unit are some of the key approaches that has created the environments we see today.
Tags: mentoring, Metropolis Initiatives, Others
Comparative Study on Metropolitan Governance
[10 MB]
94 pages
The Metropolis Initiative “Comparative Study on Metropolitan Governance” mainly aims to compare and discuss the different strategies performed by cities for the establishment of inter/supra municipal arrangements in the metropolitan areas.
Nineteen metropolitan regions from seven countries took part in the project.
Tags: Comparative Study on Metropolitan Governance, Metropolis Initiatives, Others
Integrated Urban Governance – Successful Policy Transfer
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The Berlin Metropolis Initiative on Integrated Urban Governance contributed to rethinking the basis of how cities are best governed.
The project evaluated case studies in good municipal practice, communicated these evaluations widely, organised exchange of experience between metropolises, and linked Berlin to the cities involved.
Tags: integrated urban governance, Metropolis Initiatives, Others
Metropolis Initiatives - Report 2014
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30 pages
The Metropolis Initiatives were one of the key ideas to emerge from the 2012-2014 Action Plan approved in Porto Alegre. The aim was to help to consolidate a network-based approach to managing the organization’s more project- and results-oriented activities.
Following this approval, the individual Metropolis Initiatives were launched, and projects were carried out in the areas of urban innovation, sustainability, inclusion and governance.
Tags: Metropolis Initiatives, Report, Others
13th International Conference on Traffic & Transportation Engineering in Tehran
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Tags: Metropolis, Teheran, Traffic, Transportation, Others
REsolutions to Fund Cities - Rethinking Economic Solutions to Sustainably Fund Local Development
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REsolutions, a four-year international programme, offers an invitation to all urban actors to Rethink Economic solutions that operationalize sustainable, efficient, and resilient local development.

Tags: FMDV, Metropolis, Resolutions, UCLG, Others
Deserving and outstanding initiatives of the 2012 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation
[34 MB]
506 pages
Tags: Guangzghou, Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, Metropolis, Others
Cities and environment: creating sustainable wealth - Environmental sustainability, mainspring of economic resilience and social benefit
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This publication launched by the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV) shows examples from local governments from Cape Town, Vancouver, Grand Lyon, Monteria, Semarang, Tubigon and Växjö local authorities investing proactively in accountable strategies and programs for protecting the environment as the foundation of a sustainable building of the resilience of communities and territories. The publication has received the support from Veolia Environnement.

Tags: case studies, FMDV, urban finance, Others
Indian cities: Managing Urban Growth. A Metropolis publication in association with India's National Institute of Urban Affairs
[11 MB]
148 pages

The cities and towns of India are growing at an unprecedent pace. This book outlines people, projects and ideas that are changing the subcontinent through:
- Millenium goals
- Slum renewal
- New cities
- Riverfront
- Traffic systems
- Waterways

Tags: best practices, Emerging cities, India, informal neighborhoods, Metropolis, NIUA, Others, Publications, research, Others
Climate change. Cities in action
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56 pages

This publication sets out some of the innovative technology and sustainability actions from Metropolis member cities, the Connected Urban Development partner cities and other progressive cities worldwide. These provide an insightful and inspiring benchmark of best practices towards Smart+Connected Communities. These signify the emergence of an urban services platform approach towards the role of technology in the sustainable development of cities. The following information from Metropolis and Cisco forms an important contribution towards a blueprint of economic, environmental and socially sustainable best practices, technology platforms and methodologies that can be implemented as a reference by other cities around the globe.

Tags: best practices, Cisco, Cities, climate change, IT, members, Publications, statistics, sustainability, Trends, urban waste, water, Others
Connecting Cities: Megaevent Cities. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
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168 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
The Sydney Olympic Park Model: Evolution and Realisation by Adjunct Professor Richard Cashman
The Operation of the Bejing 2008 Olympic Precinct by Professor Hai Ren
Planning London Olympic Park as a Global and Local Place - A Comparative Analysis with Sydney Olympic Park by Hiromasa Shirai
The Influence of Mega Events on City Structure under Contemporary Urban Governance by Dr Glen Searle
Urbanising a Post-Olympic Landscape by Darlene van der Breggen
Sydney Olympic Park: Centrality, Mobility and Metropolitan Publics by Professor Donald McNeill and Doctor Mark Davidson
Marketing the Park to the Community - Visitors and Audiences at Sydney Olympic Park by Alan Marsh

Tags: best practices, congress, mega events, Publications, research, Sydney 2008, Others
Connecting Cities: China. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
[15 MB]
173 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Chinese Cities in Contemporary Globalisation by Peter Taylor and Michael Hoyler
Urbanisation in China: Causes and Consequences by Eric Heikkila
Three City Regions in China by CB Richard Ellis
Mega-City Region Development in the Greater Pearl River Delta by Anthony Yeh and Jiang Xu
The Chinese Urban Age by Richard Hu
Shanghai's Waterfront by Richard Marshall

Tags: best practices, Cities, congress, Emerging cities, Publications, research, shanghai, Sydney 2008, Others
Connecting Cities: India. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
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157 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Urban India: Comparing Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore by Phillipp Rode and Rit Chandra
Globalisation and Exclusionary Urban Growth in Developing Countries: the Indian case by Amitabh Kundu
Vision Mumbai by Bombay First
The Emergence of a World City: Bangalore by H.S. Sudhira
Creative Financing of Urban Infrastructure in India through Market-based Financing and Public-private Partnership Options by Chetan Vaidya

Tags: best practices, Cities, congress, Emerging cities, Publications, research, Sydney 2008, Others
Connecting Cities: Networks. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
[10 MB]
170 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
Cities in Today's Global Age by Saskia Sassen  
World City Network by Peter Taylor
Physical Connection: Airline Networks by Ben Derudder & Frank Witlox
Virtual Connection: Information Networks and Cities by Johnathan Rutherford
Global Knowledge Networks by Michael Hoyler and Heike Jons
D_City: Networking the Data Modelling Revolution by Davina Jackson

Tags: best practices, Cities, congress, Knowledge, Network, Publications, research, Sydney 2008, Others
Connecting Cities: City-Regions. A Research Publication for Metropolis Congress
[11 MB]
174 pages

Introduction by Chris Johnson
City Regions and Economic Development by Kathy Pain
City-Regions and Governance by John Harrison
Polycentric Structuring of Sydney's Metropolitan Region by Chris Johnson
Urban Transport Sustainability by Jeffrey Kenworthy
Polycentric Employment Formation in Australasian Cities by John Black
14-Hour City by James Calder

Tags: governance, metropolitan regions, Publications, research, Sydney 2008, urban mobility, Others


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