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Discover recently shared resources applicable to particular sectors from our library within the urban development environment.

Built environment

The manmade environments that provide for human activity. This may include the science, engineering and technology used to develop the physical landscapes.


The construction industry is driven by various stakeholders; influencing the associated regulations, and best-practices used to develop the built environment.


The buildings and infrastructure associated with provision of educational services and activities.


The types of energy production and supply for settlements, and concerns of supply security and climate change mitigation via sustainable energy technologies.


The financial institutions, such as banks and credit providers, that are physically present in settlements as well as having social and economic impacts on society.


The physical buildings that play a role in the well-being of citizens; including hospitals and clinics, and the associated infrastructure required.

Human settlements

The places where people perform activities associated with livelihoods. Settlements will vary with respect to size, location, structure, form, function and inhabitants. This sector includes housing.


Information and communication technology refers to networks and telecommunications, and the impact of increased access to information on human settlements.


The geographic natural resource that is given value and associated ownership. This may refer to urban, rural, or peri-urban spaces and is not limited to specific land-uses.


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