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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Inventing Sustainable Financing for Cities*

The 2008 financial and economic crises that began in the United States ultimately reached urban governments around the wo…
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Date: 2010

Agriculture and the Urban-Rural Nexus

City and countryside are often conceived as opposites, fundamentally in conflict. Sustainable urban policies must conside…
Date: 2010

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