Urbanization is an unstoppable global trend. Projections of urban population growth by 2050 indicate that the concentration of the urban population will increase by 13 per cent. It will increase from 55 per cent of the world population in 2018 to 68 per cent in 2050.
The World Cities Report 2020 shows that the intrinsic value of sustainable urbanization can and should be harnessed for the wellbeing of all.
The Department of Local Government in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is working towards ensuring that all services provided by its local authorities continue without interruption even through the lockdown in Sri Lanka.
African Clean Cities Platform: supporting African cities for evidence-based policy making for waste management
The Atlas starts with a regional overview on key urban data and how these trends evolved throughout time. It connects these several maps with two key implementation framework for the New Urban Agenda in the region: UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan 2020-23 and the Harmonized Framework for the implementation of the NUA developed by the African Union with UN-Habitat’s technical assistance.
UBS is pleased to share with you the 5th issue of the Waste Wise Cities Newsletter, which focuses on SDG indicator 11.6.1. and how it can be used to support cities in improving their waste management systems.
Population data suggests that Sri Lanka is one of the least urbanised countries on earth.
Urban sprawl is one of the key challenges facing Sri Lanka's cities today. Sprawl development, typically defined as uncoordinated, low density urban expansion, involves rapid land consumption as cities expand and swallow up surrounding rural areas.