Produced by the World Bank’s Urban Development and Resilience Unit of the Sustainable Development Network, the Urban Development Series discusses the challenge of urbanization and what it will mean for developing countries in the decades ahead. The Series aims to explore and delve more substantively into the core issues framed by the World Bank’s 2009 Urban Strategy Systems of Cities: Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Poverty Alleviation. Across the five domains of the Urban Strategy, the Series provides a focal point for publications that seek to foster a better understanding of (i) the core elements of the city system, (ii) pro-poor policies, (iii) city economies, (iv) urban land and housing markets, (v) sustainable urban environment, and other urban issues germane to the urban development agenda for sustainable cities and communities.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-09)
Kaza, Silpa; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz
The Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid
Waste Management Technologies were created to help mayors
and decision makers understand the various technologies and
when they would be appropriate based on local circumstances.
Mayors are often approached by different solid waste
management technology vendors and these guides aim to
provide objective guidance and critical considerations. They
offer insights into implementing environmentally sound
treatment and disposal solutions. The guides include: (i) A
basic description of what each technology is and how it
works; (ii) Key considerations when thinking about pursuing
a specific technology; (iii) Financial implications and
suggestions for reducing and recovering costs; (iv) Examples
of where the technology has succeeded and failed; and (v)
Questions to ask the solid waste vendor to assess
appropriateness of the technology and vendor for the local context.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-09)
Kaza, Silpa; Yao, Lisa; Stowell, Andrea
Municipal solid waste generation is expected to continue rising, especially in low- and middle-income countries, along with the associated greenhouse gas emissions. This report attempts to understand how cities can more sustainably manage organic waste through composting. It presents successful municipal-level composting models and the social, policy, and financial environments that enabled them. Starting with the pre-conditions needed in the initial planning phase to potential financing sources and supportive policies, this report walks through the key factors a city must deliberate prior to pursuing composting as a waste management solution.