Territories and cities

The challenges of sustainable development are the most directly sensitive and mobilisation on a territorial scale. Fighting poverty, resilience, safety, housing, transport, energy – a number of initiatives are currently being taken on the scale of cities and regions, in the North and the South, in addition to and even outside national policies.

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Development Aid: A Comprehensive City-scale Approach

Developing countries face major urban challenges, requiring tailored answers from development donors and funders. Rather …
Date: 2010

The Risks of Securitization

The 2007 financial crisis revealed the gap between securities and the real-estate assets backing them. Short-term financi…
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Date: 2010

China: Moving towards energy efficiency

The Chinese government has promoted industrial energy efficiency for nearly thirty years. In the last six years, it has d…
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Date: 2010

São Paolo: is fragmentation ineluctable?

The economic development of São Paulo has always tended to concentrate wealth in political, social and economic elites. T…
Date: 2010

Africa: Improve both environmental and human health

Even though issues such as access to clean water and sanitation affect the health of city dwellers, governments in develo…