Resources/publications

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched its Economic Report on Africa 2017, entitled Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa's Transformation.

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Download the latest Uraía publication, entitled: The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: Increase revenue and reduce expenses for better public services.

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The journal Built Environment is pleased to announce a special issue and one-time award focused on scholarship on city and regional food systems in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and Cardiff University.

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The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has issued a final call for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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The ability of cities to create good employment opportunities has come into question in the wake of the global financial crisis and this concern is made all the more urgent in the context of an increasingly urban global population. The October issue of Environment & Urbanization explores this topic in more detail.

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The Africa Think Tank, a partnership between Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities, was formed to reflect the unique complexities of urbanization on the African continent. The partnership features a broad range of members with a global focus.

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The fourth edition of the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) examines the challenges and issues that local and regional governments face in our current urban age.

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The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has called for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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The final draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in October 2016 is now available for download.

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Mistra Urban Futures has published a compact eBook entitled Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Accessible, Green and Fair, available to download free of charge.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has published two short documents presenting the New Urban Agenda's key messages relating to land.

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A provocative new piece published by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Urban Transformations programme reflects on the global challenges facing urban and sustainable development agendas.

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A special issue of the New Solutions journal has been released focusing on the health and safety of informal workers. The issue was assembled by colleagues from Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO).

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The Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) has released, as a first draft for use and feedback, a capacity development resource entitled Learning for Land Tool Development and Implementation: A Good Practice Guide.

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The Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) has announced the launch of a new publication entitled Remaking the urban mosaic: Participatory and inclusive land readjustment, published by UN-Habitat and GLTN in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR).

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The revised zero draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in October 2016 is now available for download.

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Prepared by a consortium of three teams from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the 2016 African Economic Outlook report addresses the theme Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.

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The journal Politique Africaine has called for submissions to a special issue on 'The old and new faces of planning in Africa'.

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UN-Habitat has released the first edition of the World Cities Report, entitled Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures.

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AAPS is pleased to announce the release of a new eBook detailing and reflecting on the history and work of the Association. 

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