The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world’s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2006Global
Library ResourceNational PoliciesTanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa
This National Agriculture Policy (NAP) states as its general objective to develop an efficient, competitive and profitable agricultural industry that contributes to the improvement of the livelihoods of Tanzanians and attainment of broad based economic growth and poverty alleviation. The NAP is a result of macro, regional and global economic changes that have bearing on the development of the agricultural sector. These changes are reflected in the national policy framework which reflects the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesConference Papers & ReportsNovember, 2016Global
This publication is the result of the workshop on “Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States – The Role of Land Professionals” held in Christchurch, New Zealand 30 April – 1 May 2016 in connection with the FIG Working Week 2016. It includes a report of the seminar and a FIG Christchurch Declaration as the main outcome of the workshop.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSomalia, Kenya, Sudan
Two images have dominated the northern media in recent months.The first is of desolation in remote, rural areas in Africa affected by drought, conflict or famine, such as in Somalia, northern Kenya or Darfur, Sudan. The second is a different kind of desolation - that of urban squalor as portrayed in the film «The Constant Gardener». Nairobi's Kibera, which provides a backdrop for the film, is a bustling shantytown with a population of ca.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1979India
Revista internacional de silvicultura e industrias forestales
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2014Tanzania
The concept in this paper builds upon basic principles of sustainability to address the problem of how a sustainable project must contribute to economic and social welfare without depleting natural resources, destroying the environment or harming human health.. With this understanding, a systems approach was used in a study that conceptualised a paradigm shift in project management system for sustainability incorporating Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Cause-effect Chain and the Socio-economic Resource models.
Library ResourceMultimediaJune, 2017Global
A defining feature of many of the world’s cities is an outward expansion far beyond formal administrative boundaries, largely propelled by the use of the automobile, poor urban and regional planning and land speculation. A large proportion of cities both from developed and developing countries have high consuming suburban expansion patterns which often extend to even further peripheries. Cities need to accommodate new and thriving urban functions such as transportation routes, etc. as they expand.
Library ResourceRegulationsAugust, 2016Benin
Le présent décret approuve les statuts de l'Agence des Grands Projets Urbains dont la mission est d’initier et de programme des programmer des grands projets urbains relevant du cadre de vie, de la mobilité urbaine et du développement. Elle est notamment chargée d’entreprendre les études d’aménagement, d’urbanisme d’environnement ainsi que les études de faisabilité technique, juridique et financière.
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 2016France
Cette ordonnance s’inscrit dans le chantier de simplification des procédures administratives entrepris par le Gouvernement pour faciliter la vie des entreprises. Elle comporte deux parties. La première renforce la coordination des procédures d’urbanisme, qui relèvent le plus souvent des collectivités territoriales, avec les autorisations environnementales, qui elles relèvent de l’Etat. Cette coordination permet aux maîtres d’ouvrage d’obtenir leur permis de construire pendant la durée d’instruction de la ou des autorisations environnementales (loi sur l’eau, dérogation espèces protégés…).
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 2016Kenya
This Act establishes a legislative framework for — (a) classification of areas as urban areas; (b) governance and management of urban areas; (c) participation by the residents in the governance of urban areas; and (d) other matters for the attainment of these objectives. An area may be classified as an urban area if it satisfies the criteria set out under this Act or any other written law.
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