Report

Hamilton-Waikato Metropolitan Area: role and function now and in to the future

This study outlines the current roles and functions of the Metro Area, explores the economic linkages between the Metro Area and wider Waikato and Auckland, discusses some scenarios of development over the next 30 to 50 years; and assesses the impact of the connections on...
Journal article

Developing a neighbourhood: Exploring construction projects from a project ecology perspective

As a consequence of ongoing urbanisation, construction projects are likely to be performed in multi-project contexts. Zooming out from the single project and focussing on the context in which construction projects are performed is suggested as a way to broaden our understanding and develop new...
Report

Cities in the world: a new perspective on urbanisation

This report presents new evidence of recent and future urbanisation trends and sheds light on the evolution of metropolitan areas around the globe. The report demonstrates how globally consistent definitions of cities and metropolitan areas can contribute to more effective policy design.
Journal article

Highway infrastructure: visions and challenges in the next decades

The challenges for smart highway implementation is waiting ahead. Issues related to technology acceptance, political will and policies, creativity and innovations, construction methods, ethics and changing in human values need to be discuss in depth.
Strategy

The strategic plan 2020-2023

The Strategic Plan for 2020–2023 repositions UN-Habitat as a major global entity, a centre of excellence and innovation. In that respect, the organization is refocusing its niche position as the “thought leader” and the go-to programme for issues pertaining to its work.
Briefing paper

Climate change and urbanisation in Pacific Island Countries

As climate change continues to unfold, urban areas in the Pacific Islands region may find themselves particularly at risk. Urban planning which takes the likelihood of climate change into account is critically important.
Report

Urban vegetation cover change in Melbourne: 2014-2018

This report focuses on the extent and change in the spatial distribution of vegetation across Melbourne between 2014 and 2018, reported against major land-use classes and against metropolitan sub-regions.
Journal article

Grain self-sufficiency capacity in China’s metropolitan areas under rapid urbanization: trends and regional differences from 1990 to 2015

Urbanization brings significant changes to the urban food system. There is growing attention to food self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas for the concern of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in food transportation. In China, grain self-sufficiency in metropolitan areas is also an important issue for grain security...
Report

Sustainable cities: beacons of light against the shadows of unplanned urbanization

As Theodore Parker once said, “Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.” While great cities have shaped our civilizations over the millennia, sucking in resources both natural and human before radiating hem out to the...