Cities

A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks. Cities generally have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organisations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process, such as improving efficiency of goods and service distribution. This concentration also can have significant negative consequences, such as forming urban heat islands, concentrating pollution, and stressing water supplies and other resources. Historically, city-dwellers have been a small proportion of …

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World Bank Group · 30 November 2022

This report will examine the MSWM performance in Romania, Croatia, Poland, and Bulgaria as these countries are not on track to meet upcoming EU Waste Framework Directive Targets. All four …


WRI · 1 November 2022 English

In response to growing threats to clean water supplies due to climate change, growing populations and demand, and weak governance, many companies are assessing water risks to their operations. Increasingly, …

healthy forests, and a stable climate. Livable cities and clean energy are essential for a sustainable


WRI · 6 October 2022

This comprehensive guide offers school districts and others an overview of the electric school bus market and a catalog ("Buyer's Guide") that presents electric school bus models available today with …


World Bank Group · 1 October 2022

As cities plan for post-COVID recovery, many questions preoccupy mayors, policymakers, planners, and developers. This article examines COVID-19’s impact on cities, drawing on local governments’ developing affordable housing, slum upgrading and informal sector employment, to achieve more liveable and inclusive cities. This in turn will depend on the policies, planning, finance, digital infrastructure, and governance challenges predate COVID-19, they were exacerbated by the pandemic. The extent to which cities, and especially cities in the global South, will overcome such challenges will depend on political will and the


ADB · 29 June 2022

efforts of the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient by applying innovative and integrated solutions


NITI Aayog · 25 June 2022 English

The study highlights the employment generation potential of the gig and platform economy as jobs in this sector have low-entry barriers and cater to the needs and aspirations of workers …

Availability and worker is characterised as Around 300 cities of varying sizes other than one of employment. markets classified as Priority Sector in towns and cities. Lending. xx | Executive Summary India’s Booming of Skill Development businesses started in small cities, and Entrepreneurship. These towns, and villages age group, platform workers conducted across 12 cities education, household income, agriculture in India about 8 to 10 years, with USD 250 billion metro cities as follows: Bengaluru (2,34,000), transactions


PCNS · 24 June 2022 English

In particular, the analysis considers the definition of types of innovation, and how different African countries have performed with respect to these dimensions; the role of the distribution of patents …

internationally recognized technology centers20. These cities now host thousands of startups, along with the innovation, by promoting knowledge networks. 20. These cities are part of the so-called innovation quadrangle


IIC · 24 June 2022 English

He walked While narrating these interesting anecdotes Anuj kept behind the satyagrahis at the onset of the March. Anuj has showing the map of the route from Sabarmati Ashram to …

avoiding a single consumer devices being affected to cities or nations being point of control. The term IoT



IFS · 23 June 2022 English

The first looks at the average income rank of children on Free School Meals (which indicates that their parents are on means-tested benefits and roughly identifies the children from the …

around London performing very well, but Northern cities being among the lowest mobility areas in the country women exhibit some interesting differences, with cities, and particularly Inner London performing relatively percentage points lower than in London or many Northern cities. Removing individuals with zero earnings does not


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