What Makes a Sustainable City? Sampling of Global Case Studies (World Bank)

    Sampling of global case studies (including Tanzania, Uganda, Colombia, Peru, Palestine, Jordan) highlighting innovative approaches to sustainability in urban areas.


    This booklet of case studies showcases cities in developing countries that are implementing bold ideas with the objective of achieving environmental, economic and social sustainability. In all the stories included, the World Bank Group has been able to work alongside the cities to help them meet their goals by offering a number of services. These case studies show what a wide variety of cities have achieved in this endeavor, with clear and measurable results. Cities have responded to the new challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization by spurring innovation to improve services, create jobs, and enhance livability for future generations.