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Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:24
In our long history, we human beings have accumulated remarkable wisdoms of coexisting with nature. Many of our ancestors reflected upon the human-nature relationships and knew how people should occupy the land, even in the time when people did not have too much concern about the damage that they posed on the environment. However, after the Industrial Revolution, many ugly industrial cities... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:31
Trading Places is a welcome addition to the critical literature that examines the intersection and collision of structure and agency in the operation of urban land markets in Africa. The authors deserve to be congratulated for producing a readable multidisciplinary book that introduces a fundamental discussion about the co-construction of urban spaces through land markets that are managed and... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 17:37
              Content Toshimitsu MASHIMA and Mitsuhiko KAWAKAMI Planning Review: Developments and Planning Issues of Land Use Control in Suburban Areas by Local Government’s Ordinances in Japan Mingfei Ma and Ying Jin Understanding Beijing’s Moving Urban Fringe through a Spatial Equilibrium Model Abbas SHAYANNEJAD and Bahram ABEDINI ANGERABI Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment in urban areas... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 09:01
The latest edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA) journal, titled 'IEA Energy,' focuses on the transformation of electricity systems. The journal highlights electricity system integration, with stories on a range of topics, including energy storage systems for bridging demand and supply, two-way charging of electric vehicles for the creation of dynamic vehicle-to-grid power systems,... Read more
Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:48
ECLAC Launches a New Edition of the Handbook for Disaster Assessment Since 1972, this organization has participated in the damage evaluation of more than 90 catastrophes that were responsible for around 310,000 deaths and affected the lives of 34 million people. (April 24, 2014) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) launched today in Jamaica the third edition of the... Read more
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:15
Developing countries are urbanizing fast. To meet the challenges that creates, city leaders must move quickly to plan, connect, and finance resilient and sustainable growth. A new World Bank report provides a framework to help. Cities are where development challenges and solutions meet. With the cities of emerging economies expected to double from 2 billion to 4 billion people between 2000 and... Read more
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 09:45
The world’s population is increasingly urban; urban areas are increasingly recognised as being susceptible to the impacts of disasters and climate change; and a high proportion of urban residents are children. Yet despite the growing acceptance of each of these realities, relatively little research, policy, or practical attention has been paid to how each interacts with the other. Consequently... Read more
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:00
Towns and cities are increasingly important places for tackling gender inequalities. This book highlights some of the key gender issues we face in the context of rapid urbanisation in the developing world. It also provides an overview of UN-HABITAT’s work in promoting gender equality in all its activities and programmes. Creating equal opportunities and protecting rights for both women and men... Read more

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