Solid waste management in Matale, Sri Lanka: a key to unlocking sustainable urban development

As the world rapidly urbanizes, city governments are preparing to manage the increasing volumes of solid waste generated by inhabitants. Ten years ago, cities were collectively managing around 0.7 billion tons of waste each year – a figure projected to grow to 2.2 billion tons by 2025 as the urban population and per capita waste 

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#5 days to Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015: Meet the Mayor of Matale, Sri Lanka, at the congress

Honorable Mayor Hilmy Mohamed of Matale, Sri Lanka, is attending Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific to share his city’s experiences in dealing with disasters and in building resilience in communities. We spoke with him a few months back about his city’s sustainability vision and innovations. What would you describe as Matale’s main achievements in the field of 

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