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urban development

An opportunity for the global community to come together to set the agenda for sustainable, equitable and prosperous cities of the future

Trees improve city dwellers' quality of life by reducing smog, preventing erosion, supporting wildlife and sheltering buildings from heat and cold. On International Day of Forests, Sarah Weber looks at how Tokyo, Belfast and Washington, D.C. have integrated trees into their urban landscapes.

Cities Safer by Design

Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes globally, mostly pedestrians, and that number is growing every year. This hands-on guide...

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