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Water for Livable and Resilient Cities

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Water plays a central role in almost every aspect of our urban environment and quality of life in our cities. Alarmingly, the combined impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are now posing a severe threat to the liveability and resilience of our cities. However, it is possible to design water systems that provide cities with the capacity to cope with these threats. So-called “water sensitive urban design” creates water sensitive cities that enhance and protect the health of watercourses and wetlands; mitigate flood risk and damage; and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. This approach poses complex planning and urban design challenges. And it requires solutions that address equally complex and interrelated considerations, such as social, environmental, political, economic, planning and engineering disciplines.

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Tracking local progress on the post-2015 frameworks: Making cities inclusive, sustainable, and resilient

Available in English

This report is the preliminary baseline review of adaptation actions reported to the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 11b, the Sendai Framework for Disaster R...

Developed by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainabili...

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Development Cooperation and Local Government

Available in English

The paper calls for the need of a full recognition of local governments as development partners occupying an equitable place in international development cooperation. It emphasizes the role of local g...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCL...

Posted by UNDP

Concept notes and papers

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