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Les 15 villes africaines les plus riches en 2030

Les 15 villes africaines les plus riches en 2030 | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La croissance économique des villes africaines d'ici à 2030 sera plus importante que dans les autres régions du monde selon le cabinet Oxford Economics, qui a publié un classement des 15 premières villes africaines en 2030. Johannesburg sera toujours la ville la plus riche du continent, mais Libreville sera la plus riche en termes de revenu par habitant. Depuis 2000, la croissance
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An urban dimension in a new set of development goals

An urban dimension in a new set of development goals | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
This paper explores how an urban dimension could be incorporated in a new development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015.
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New Guidelines for Sustainable Urban Development Cooperation

With more than half of the world's population now living in cities, experts agree that the continuing trend towards urbanisation is both inevitable and irreversible.  New EC guidelines propose a fresh mindset to assist the development of better cities.

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Alimentations du monde : nourrir durablement les villes - CIRAD

Alimentations du monde : nourrir durablement les villes - CIRAD | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Alimentations du monde : nourrir durablement les villes : Quelles ressources pour nourrir durablement les villes ?

En 2050, plus des deux tiers de la population mondiale habitera en ville. L’urbanisation se fera principalement par augmentation des grandes agglomérations (en 2025, on comptera 27 villes de plus de 10 millions d’habitants). Un des défis majeurs à venir sera de parvenir à nourrir durablement ces urbains, car dans le même temps, la communauté scientifique s’accorde pour pronostiquer un avenir fait de risques de pénuries de ressources naturelles non renouvelables, liés notamment à l’urbanisation galopante.

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The rise of megacities - interactive

The rise of megacities - interactive | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids', and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos, Mexico City and Dhaka
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Blog series: measuring progress in the quality of life of the urban poor

Blog series: measuring progress in the quality of life of the urban poor | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Almost 1 billion people currently live in slums, and this number is expected to grow by nearly 500 million by 2020 - for the post-2015 agenda, it is vital that we ensure progress is reaching the most marginalised.
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Vers un Fonds mondial pour la protection sociale par Olivier de Schutter

Vers un Fonds mondial pour la protection sociale par Olivier de Schutter | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

En complément de l’indispensable reconquête des pays pauvres de leur capacité à se nourrir eux-mêmes, il est nécessaire de répondre aux besoins des populations pauvres, de plus en plus majoritairement urbaines.

Au cours des cinq dernières années, se sont succédé trois flambées des prix alimentaires. Les crises de 2008, 2010 et 2011, présentent chacune leurs spécificités propres. Mais, dans leur répétition, elles appellent en même temps plusieurs constats communs.

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Is Urban Planning Necessary?

Is Urban Planning Necessary? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
During the South Asia Region workshop on "Promoting Access to Land and Housing", one underlying thread that ran through the discussions was on effective urban planning. Often, we encounter doubts on the usefulness of urban planning.
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Growing Population and Innovation in Africa's Cities

Growing Population and Innovation in Africa's Cities | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
It is not news that African cities are growing at a rapid pace. Projections point towards the largest African city changing from Cairo to Lagos this year. Also, the city populations are getting younger.
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