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Cluster Model In Suburbs Will Densify The City

A new study by India's National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) finds that using a cluster model for building in Mumbai's suburbs will further densify the city, negatively impacting the city's liveability.
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Delhi’s Homeless Find Refuge In Citizens’ Campaigns

Delhi-based NGO Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA), along with the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), has set up mobile clinics to diagnose and treat mentally ill homeless people in the Indian capital.
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U.S. Environmentalists Take On Quitting The Paris Agreement

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement withdrawing his country from the Paris Agreement, cities have responded by renewing their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and staying on track with the agreement's goals.
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Gentrification & The City: Taming the Growth Machine

Gentrification is quickly becoming one of the foremost issues for cities looking to ensure that regeneration is both inclusive and engaging of their existing populations. In this two-part article, we present some of the solutions to gentrification that are today being implemented in cities across North America and Europe. The first part will investigate what governments are doing to tame gentrification without doing serious damage to their own lucrative growth machine. In the second part, we will explore solutions being implemented at the grassroots level that draw on alternative economic models both new and old that confront the very concept that cities necessarily need to grow to be successful.
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Study: Industrialization Is Key To Africa’s Urban Future

With Africa's urban population projected to reach 4.4 billion by 2100, The UN Economic Commission for Africa breaks down obstacles and opportunities for industrialization and urban growth across the continent's cities.