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Author: George E. Peterson
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: urban, infrastructure, finance, values, land, unlocking
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0821377094
ISBN-13: 9780821377093

Land-based financing of urban infrastructure is growing in importance in the developing world. Why is it so difficult to finance urban infrastructure investment, when land values typically increase by more than the cost of investment?'Unlocking Land Values to Finance Urban Infrastructure' examines the theory underlying different instruments of land-based finance, such as betterment levies, developer exactions, impact fees, and the exchange of publicly owned land assets for infrastructure. It provides a wealth of case-study illustrations of how different land-based financing tools have been imp

Author: Unknown
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: urban, analysis, situation, planning, inclusive, sustainable
Number of Pages: 4
Published: 2007-01-01
ISBN-10: 9211319315
ISBN-13: 9789211319316

Author: Mervyn Norton
Publisher: SUMA
Keywords: urban, saskatchewan, government, bridging, new, future
Number of Pages: 132
Published: 2005-01
ISBN-10: 0968045219
ISBN-13: 9780968045213

Author: Ghent Urban Studies Team
Publisher: 010 Publishers
Keywords: contemporary, metropolis, community, space, condition, urban
Number of Pages: 456
Published: 1999-01
ISBN-10: 9064503559
ISBN-13: 9789064503559

Author: Wim van der Hoek
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: study, haroonabad, pakistan, case, agriculture, wastewater, valuable, resource, urban
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9290905042
ISBN-13: 9789290905042

Farming communities in water-scarce regions increasingly practice the use of urban wastewater in agriculture. Untreated urban wastewater is generally considered unacceptable for direct use because of potential health risks. However, in many parts of the world, poor farmers in peri-urban areas use untreated wastewater. This situation is considered likely to continue even in the foreseeable future due to the high investment cost associated with the installation of treatment facilities.

Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: report, human, settlements, global, directions, sustainable, cities, policy, planning
Number of Pages: 49
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 9211320038
ISBN-13: 9789211320039

This publication assesses the effectiveness of urban planning as a tool for dealing with the unprecedented challenges facing 21st-century cities and for enhancing sustainable urbanization.There is now a realization that, in many parts of the world, urban planning systems have changed very little and are often contributors to urban problems rather than functioning as tools for human and environmental improvement. Against this background, the global report's central argument is that, in most parts of the world, current approaches to planning must change and that a new role for urban planning in

Author: Drechsel, Pay, Graefe, S., Fink, M.
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: selected, west, african, cities, flows, water, urban, food, nutrient, virtual, rural
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9290906693
ISBN-13: 9789290906698

Impacts of increasing population pressure on food demand and land and water resources have sparked interest in nutrient and water balances and flows at a range of scales. In IWMI Research Report 115, it was tried for the first time to quantify rural-urban food flows for selected cities in Ghana and Burkina Faso to analyse their dependency on food supplied from rural vs. peri-urban vs. urban farming. Both, the urban nutrient and water footprints are closely interlinked. Currently, 80-95 percent of the domestic water used and the nutrients consumed go to waste without treatment or resource recov
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