Publications by Topic: Sustainable cities and human settlements
Growing greener cities in Africa

Africa?s urban population is growing faster than that of any other region. By the end of the current decade, 24 of the world?s 30 fastest growing cities will be African.


Issues Brief 5 - Sustainable Cities

This brief is aimed at providing a basic reference fact sheet relative to international time-bound commitments in the area of cities, with a view to facilitating constructive discu...

Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century

The Shanghai Manual is a resource on sustainable urban development to mayors, urban planners and decision-makers of cities around the world. The chapters of the Manual are used as ...

State of the World's Cities 2012/2013

The City is the Home of Prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspi...

Title Publisher Year
China Sustainable Development Report 2013 - the road to ecological civilization: the next decade China 2013
OUTCOME DOCUMENT of the International Conference “Modern and Sustainable housing as a driving force for comprehensive development and transformation of rural areas, enhancing the living standards of population” (Tashkent, April 16-17, 2013) Mission of Uzbekistan to the UN 2013
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 United Nations 2013
Voluntary Commitments and Partnerships for Sustainable Development - a special edition of the SD in Action Newsletter UN-DESA 2013
Challenges and ways forward in the urban sector 2012
Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - Action and Policy 2012
Green Homes UNECE 2012
Growing greener cities in Africa FAO 2012
Measurement for Management (CDP cities 2012 Global Report) C40 Cities 2012
Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century 2012
State of Latin American and Caribbean cities UN-HABITAT 2012
State of the World's Cities 2012/2013 UN-HABITAT 2012
Sustainable, Resource Efficient Cities - Making It Happen UNEP 2012
The State of China Cities 2012/2013 UN-HABITAT 2012
Turkey’s Sustainable Development Report – Claiming the Future 2012 UNDP 2012
Vietnam: Implementation of Sustainable Development: National Report at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Vietnam 2012
Climate Neutral Cities: How to make cities less energy and carbon intensive and more resilient to climatic challenges UNECE 2011
Energy For People - Centered Sustainable Development UNDP 2011
India: Sustainable Development in India: Stocktaking in the run up to Rio+20 India 2011
Issues Brief 5 - Sustainable Cities UN-DESA 2011
Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities The Government Office for Science, London 2011
Sustainable Cities: Oxymoron or the Shape of the Future? Harvard Business School 2011
Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication UNEP 2011
Ukraine: OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Ukraine 2011 OECD 2011
Brazil Low-carbon - Country Case Study The World Bank 2010
Hållbar stadsutveckling - Sustainable Urban Development Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) 2010
Mexico: Low-carbon Development for Mexico ESMAP 2010
Russia: The 13th Human Development Report for the Russian Federation, Energy Sector and Sustainable Development UNDP 2010
State of the world's cities 2010-2011: Bridging the urban divide - Overview and key findings UN-HABITAT 2010
World and European Sustainable Cities, Insights from EU research European Commission 2010
The Sustainable Cities Programme in Zambia (1994-2007) UN-HABITAT 2009
Argentina: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Argentina Tuft 2008
Indonesia: Low Carbon Development Options for Indonesia The World Bank 2008
State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 - Harmonious Cities UN-HABITAT 2008
UNFPA State of world population 2007 UNFPA 2007
Iran: Energy and Sustainable Development in Iran Helio International 2006
State of the World’s Cities 2006/2007 UN-HABITAT 2006
Thailand: Supporting Sustainable Development in Thailand: A Geographic Clusters Approach World Bank 2006
South Africa: The Challenge of Sustainable Development UNDP 2003
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