Global Urban Summit Papers

In preparation for the Rockefeller Foundation Global Urban Summit, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, identified leading research scholars involved in the summit focus areas to prepare expert background papers and summaries that helped to inform and frame the summit discussions for each of the four themed summit weeks: financing shelter, water and sanitation; building for climate change resilience; improving urban population health systems; and reorienting planning and design pedagogy and practice for the 21st century.

Financing Shelter, Water and Sanitation

Barbara Evans: Understanding the Urban Poor’s Vulnerabilities in Sanitation and Water Supply

Diana Mitlin: Background Paper on Shelter Finance

Sophie Trémolet, Rachel Cardone, Carmen Da Silva, Catarina Fonseca; International Water and Sanitation Centre: Innovations in Financing Urban Water & Sanitation

Building for Climate Change Resilience

Aromar Revi: Climate Change Risk: An Adaptation and Mitigation Agenda for Indian Cities

David Satterthwaite, Saleemul Huq, Mark Pelling, Hannah Reid, Patricia Romero-Lankao: Building Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas and Among Urban Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Nations

Improving Urban Population Health Systems

Alex Ezeh, Frederick Mugisha, Eliya Zulu and Rose Towett; African Population and Health Research Center: Innovative Responses to Urban Health Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Trudy Harpham: Background Paper on Improving Urban Population Health

Gordon McGranahan: Evolving Urban Health Risks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: From Housing, Water and Sanitation to Cities and Climate Change

Susan Mercado, Kirsten Havemann, Keiko Nakamura, Andrew Kiyu, Mojgan Sami, Roby Alampay, Ira Pedrasa, Divine Salvador, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Tran Le Thuy: Responding to the Health Vulnerabilities of the Urban Poor in the “New Urban Settings” of Asia

David Vlahov, Andrew Quinn, Sara Putnam, Fernando Proietti, Waleska T. Caiaffa: Urban Health: Latin America and the Caribbean

Reorienting Planning and Design Practice and Pedagogy for the 21st Century

Elliott Sclar: Urban Professionals in the 21st Century: Challenges for Pedagogy and Professional Practice