Tag Archive for 'urban'

World Bank focuses on solid waste

June 14th, 2012 by World Bank

A far-reaching report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world predicts a sharp rise in the amount of garbage generated by urban residents between now and 2025. The report estimates the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) will rise from the current 1.3 billion tonnes per year to 2.2 billion tonnes per […]

Saving cities: adaptation to climate change as part of development

March 29th, 2011 by UN Habitat

(When reading this post I have in mind the planned Leale’s Yard development in St. Sampson, Guernsey.) Climate Change is not on the agenda for many countries’ urban development plans Climate change adaptation measures must be built into development planning for urban centres for any genuine progress to be made in counteracting the risks of […]