Greening Cities

The Lagos Resilience Strategy is the State’s first urban resilience strategy document and it articulates an integrated approach to addressing the shocks and stresses the city experiences or might experience. Through this strategy, Lagos is committed to building a city that is efficient, innovative and inclusive. It presents a platform for planning for and tackling acute shocks and chronic stresses, thereby enabling the city to survive, adapt and grow in spite of its multifaceted challenges.
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This publication is part of a series of three papers exploring the different aspects of urban green infrastructure solutions. This second part provides technical information on several types of urban green infrastructure solutions, a description of the ecosystem services they contribute to help regulate, and data on their economic benefit. This publication provides a matrix of indicators that can be used on projects developed by multilateral development banks and governments, both ex-ante and ex-post.

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Cities are increasingly recognizing the role of the natural environment in shaping healthy and livable places that enhance human capital. With urban populations expected to grow by 2.4 billion people by 2050, innovative policies that protect and enhance the value of the environment are required to avoid substantial losses in natural habitat and create favorable places to live. Many city governments are now taking the lead in developing innovative policies to pursue green urban development.
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Climate change is set to exacerbate existing inequalities across regions and negatively impact already-vulnerable populations: the urban poor will be hit the hardest by the unevenly balanced climate change impacts. More than 1 billion members of the global population are slum-dwellers: they are the poorest and most vulnerable to climate risks due to overcrowding, substandard housing and living conditions, and lack of housing rights, physical infrastructure, and access to services.
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The training guide responds to a condition that characterizes the sector related to the management of protected areas: the relatively low training of those in charge of urban conservation units, the park rangers. Additionally, the document presented may also be useful to teachers, the academic community, and in general, for any training event that is organized in order to strengthen the conservation initiatives of numerous institutions and organizations linked to environmental protection. and taking care of green areas in general.
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The guide provides information about tree planting process and presents a set of good practices for its management. The current regulations and laws are exposed, as well as a general description of the ecoregions and the natural characteristics of the AMA. It also includes thirty technical charts of native species recommended for the arborization with their technical features, as well as the particularities of each one regarding the uses, ideal location in urban areas and the maintenance and care required.
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This TOD Guide for Urban Communities shares the best practice guidelines in transit oriented development around the world. This publication summarizes 28 concrete design recommendations for transit oriented development. It also identifies seven steps that developers and authorities should follow in transit oriented development. The target audiences are real estate developers, public sector decision makers, researchers, and citizens searching for quality-of-life improvement.

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