The urban environment – a general directory of resources
Other organizational links
Link Cities Alliance. Cities without slums. A global alliance of cities and their development partners committed to improve the living conditions of the urban poor. Washington, DC. http://www.citiesalliance.org/citiesalliancehomepage.nsf
Link Cities, crowding out and spreading together, Ecohealth, environmental change and our health. Science-based information for students and teachers on environment and health issues. University of Wisconsin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization.
Link Cities Feeding People Program. Supports research and development activities that increase food security and incomes for the poor while maintaining public health and a clean urban environment. Ottawa, Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC). http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-5911-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Link Dynamics of urban change: urban environment. A collection of resources for environmental planning in the urban environment. London, United Kingdom, Department for International Development (DFID).
LInk Environment and natural resource management: urbanization. Urban ecosystems and human health activities. Ottawa, Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC). http://network.idrc.ca/en/ev-5715-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Link European Green Cities Network (EGCN). Supports the production of sustainably built housing and buildings. Sponsored by the European Commission. Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.europeangreencities.com/
Link Environmental Management Exchange and Resource Alliance for Local Development. (EMERALD). EMERALD is an 'umbrella' initiative and internet portal to assist urban managers in taking everyday decisions to manage their local environment. Themes include energy, transportation, water, air, waste, green urban planning/construction, ecosystems, governance, and more. Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, Murdoch University, and several other nongovernmental organizations/research institutes around the world.
Link Environment: urban environment. EUROPA European Commission. http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/urban/home_en.htm
Link Housing and infrastructure: urban poor, urban services. Focuses on improving the lives of the urban poor. Ottawa, Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC). http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-63338-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Link Infrastructure connect: urbanization. Provides information about the research engineering and infrastructure work of DFID in the area of urbanization. London, United Kingdom, Department for International Development (DFID). http://www.infrastructureconnect.info/urbanisation.asp
Link International Centre for Sustainable Cities (ICSC). Practical demonstration projects of urban sustainability. Vancouver, Canada. Partnership of government, the private sector and civil society organizations, http://www.icsc.ca/index.html
Link International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) . ICLEI is a democratically governed membership association of cities, towns, counties, metropolitan governments, and local government associations, with a focus on achieving tangible improvements in global sustainability.
Toronto, Canada. http://www.iclei.org/
Link Making cities work: urban environmental management. Sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC. http://www.makingcitieswork.org/urbanThemes/environment/urban_management
Link Rural–urban. Strategies for promoting sustainable linkages between the rural, urban, and periurban areas. London, International Institute for Environment and Development. http://www.iied.org/rural_urban/index.html
Link Solar cities: European habitats of tomorrow. Promotes the greater use of renewable energy within the context of long-term planning for sustainable urban development. Sponsored by the European Commission. http://sc.ises.org/
Link Sustainable Cities Research Institute. Promotes and develops sustainable approaches to urban living. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, Northumbria University. http://www.sustainable-cities.org.uk/home.html
Link The urban sphere. A virtual resource library addressing development and environmental issues, including urban environmental management, urban governance, and urban heritage and conservation. Global Development Research Center (GDRC). http://www.gdrc.org/spheres/urban.html
Link Upgrading urban communities: a resource for practitioners. An interactive format with choices, trade-offs, tools, and 'hints' targeted to administrators and practitioners. Bern, Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. http://web.mit.edu/urbanupgrading/index.html
Link Urban climatology and air quality. Sponsored by the Global Hydrology and Climate Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/urban/
Link Urban development. Promotes sustainable cities and towns that fulfil the promise of development for their inhabitants, in particular improving the lives of the poor and promoting equity. Washington, D.C., The World Bank. http://www.worldbank.org/urban/
Link Urban energy services. Washington, DC, United States Agency for International Development. http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/economic_growth_and_trade/energy/urban_energy/
Link Urban environment. Focuses on reducing air and water pollution while promoting economical energy systems and efficient transport systems. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. http://www.sida.se/Sida/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=690
Link Urban services to the poor: urban upgrading. Improving the physical environment of slums. Washington, D.C. , The World Bank. http://www.worldbank.org/urban/upgrading/what.html
Link Urbanization. Information on all research and development projects in the urban sector supported by DFID through the Knowledge and Research (KaR) programme. London, United Kingdom, Department for International Development (DFID). http://www.lboro.ac.uk/garnet/UrbanKar/DFID-KAR-URBAN.html