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Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 17:31
In Spain a project has been launched called "Guía Climática para las elecciones municipales de mayo 2015", which aims, from a non-partisan perspective, to provide climate and environmental ideas and arguments to local political groups in Spain during the drafting of their electoral programs in the upcoming municipal elections in May. The guide covers aspects related with climate advocacy, the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:53
This paper utilizes a countrywide, county-to-city upgrade in the 1990s to identify whether extending the powers of urban local governments leads to better firm outcomes. The paperhypothesizes that since local leaders in newly-promoted cities have an incentive to utilize their new administrative remit to maximize gross domestic product and employment growth, there should be improvements in... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:33
Mongolia’s recent economic growth has dramatically changed Ulaanbaatar. Since 2000, Ulaanbaatar’s population has nearly doubled and the built up area of the city has expanded by 40 percent. Yet, the city’s expansion has also made it among the least dense cities of its size (based on built-up land) in the region. This low-density spatial expansion has negatively affected traffic and congestion... Read more
Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 17:20
            Content Special Issue on “Clue to Sustainability Development in aspect of region character encouragement, City planning trend and Citizen participation”   Misato Uehara and Anrong Dang Editorial Introduction Special issue on “Clue to Sustainability Development in aspect of region character encouragement, City planning trend and Citizen participation” Kuang-Hui Peng, Yao-Chi Kuo and... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:40
This book documents the processes, challenges and related successes of a pilot project on slum upgrading in Soweto East villages of Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi. As a post project intervention assessment report, it focuses on distilling lessons learnt and best practices with a view of informing future strategies and policy decisions on slum upgrading interventions for similar urban... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 16:16
This publication details new projects funded by the APN in 2014 under its Climate Adaptation Framework. These focused activities tackle the links between climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the context of loss and damage (L&D). Encompassing an array of climate change related issues within Asia and the Pacific, the projects are subdivided into three themes: (1... Read more
Posted on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:30
Content Special Issue on “Local Wisdom for Better City Planning”         Respati Wikantiyoso and Pindo Tutuko Editorial Introduction Special Issue on Local Wisdom for Better City Planning   Bambang Soemardiono and Ardhyasa Fabrian Gusma The Development of Code River Area in Yogyakarta as a Sustainable Urban Landscape Asset acknowledging Local Traditional Knowledge   Innocent Chirisa , Shingai T... Read more
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 16:22
Trading Places is about urban land markets in African cities. It explores how local practice, land governance and markets interact to shape the ways that people at society's margins access land to build their livelihoods. The authors argue that the problem is not with markets per se, but in the unequal ways in which market access is structured. They make the case for more equal access to urban... Read more
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:24
              Content Special issue on Sustainability Indicators and Analysis Yan Li and Anrong Dang Editorial introduction Special issue on “Sustainability Indicators and Analysis” Yu Wang The Framework of Social Sustainability for Chinese Communities: Revelation from Western Experiences Xiaolong Zou and Yan Li How Eco are China’s Eco-Cities? An International Perspective Wang Kaiyong... Read more
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