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Sustainable Urban Environment in Delhi Mega City: Emerging Problems and Prospects for Innovative Solutions

Cities are the engines of growth and indicators of progress. Besides, they have widespread implications on environment and human society. There is large scale incidence of urban
poverty and slums in cities of developing countries. This has resulted in mismatch between infrastructure, resources and population, leading to degraded and unsustainable urban environments. The unprecedented urban growth is also referred as pseudo-urbanization for the reason that this growth is exceptionally unbalanced. The footprints of urbanization, concretization and land use conversion are visible in the form of urban heat island (UHI) formation that poses threat to human health and wellbeing. The study addresses above issues in national capital – Delhi.

Read the full brief below and share your comments:
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/6494108_Singh%20and%20Grover_Sustainable%20Urban%20Environment%20in%20Delhi.pdf

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特大城市应走的可持续之路:以北京为例 (Sustainable development in mega-cities: the case of Beijing)

This brief is submitted in the Chinese language. The full brief could be accessed through the below link. Your comments could be in either English or Chinese.

摘 要
认清不可持续发展的现况,把握正确的城市功能,调整产业结构,全力整治城市病,走出一条特大城市可持续发展新 路:存量发展、升级发展、创新发展、完善发展。

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/6071GSDR%20Brief%2025CN.pdf