January 2022
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Recent investments in the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique show how cities can implement new infrastructure that has socio-economic and environmental benefits.

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Recordings of Recent Events


Find out how a renovated stormwater drainage system transformed Beira, Mozambique’s riverbank into a vibrant, multi-functional park that contributes to flood reduction and the city’s cultural life.
Featured Publications
jANUARY 31, 2022
Mozambique shows performance-based grants work for cities acting on climate change
by Alvina Erman
jANUARY 25, 2022
How does pollution stall productivity? Studying Monrovia's Duala Market
by Soraya Goga, Swati Sachdeva, Jess Beutler, Benjamin Dills, Carter Draper
JANUARY 11, 2022
Tapping local knowledge to build back greener: Insights from Pakistan
by Michelle Anne Winglee
JANUARY 05, 2022
Cutting global carbon emissions: where do cities stand?
by Susmita Dasgupta, Somik Lall, David Wheeler

Urban Development in the Headlines

Managing COVID-19 in India's Cities; Reshaping People's Everyday Lives in Poorer Urban Neighborhoods
IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute
January 20, 2022

Nearly half of GDP in cities at risk of disruption from nature loss
The Hill
January 17, 2022

BiodiverCities: how infrastructure could transform the urban relationship with nature
World Economic Forum
January 17, 2022

Inclusion, walkability will be key to rebuilding cities after the COVID-19 pandemic
World Economic Forum / The Conversation
January 14, 2022

Bringing the natural world to where we work
January 13, 2022

Urban Development and Informal Settlements 
Straight Talk / Voice of America (simulcast)
January 12, 2022

Why the Luster on Once-Vaunted ‘Smart Cities’ Is Fading
Inside Climate News
January 4, 2022

Tracking Climate Change in 193 Countries
New York Times
January 2, 2022

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