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Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 13:20
The Asia-Pacific Issue Brief Series on Urbanization and Climate Change is a joint initiative from UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Centre and UN-Habitat. The briefs brings forward some of the critical issues from municipal government representatives from Asia and the Pacific discussed at various workshops and seminars on climate change and pro poor issues. The issue brief series aims to continue... Read more
Posted on Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 13:14
The Asia-Pacific Issue Brief Series on Urbanization and Climate Change is a joint initiative of the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre and UN-Habitat. The briefs bring forward some critical issues raised by municipal government representatives from Asian-Pacific cities at various climate change issues related workshops and seminars.  Building on the rich discussions at the workshop, the issue... Read more
Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:02
The study runs through various visions of the city – the "continuous city", the "city on water" – from sources as diverse as planning departments and the computer game SimCity, before drawing them all together in a visualised taxonomy of city terms The study also contains lots of attractive historical urban designs that never came to anything, like this 1981 rendering of a "high rise city"... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:26
“Protracted and recurrent crises have become the norm… Humanitarian aid agencies are finding themselves on the ground for years on end.” OCHA, the international body in charge of immediate, post-crisis rescue needs, is sounding the alarm that aid needs to shift from being reactive to preventative. Source: OCHA NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:15
The World Bank undertook an in-depth review of land governance and land policy in South Africa, with Urban LandMark managing the process and implementing a Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) for South Africa. The LGAF is a tool designed by the World Bank in collaboration with partners to help countries assess their policies and practices regarding land governance, setting a benchmark for... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:07
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID), provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which in turn contributes to improved... Read more
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:49
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID) in 2012 and 2013 provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading in the region. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:47
Future Cities Catapult, an urban innovation centre, and engineering and consultant group, ARUP, have released a report which places the UK at the forefront in urban innovation, a sector that already adds £16 billion to the national economy. “The UK’s unique ecosystem of top companies, universities and vibrant cities, supported by an engaged and forward thinking government makes it the best place... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 09:17
Abstract Urban growth is increasing the demand for freshwater resources, yet surprisingly the water sources of the world's large cities have never been globally assessed, hampering efforts to assess the distribution and causes of urban water stress. We conducted the first global survey of the large cities’ water sources, and show that previous global hydrologic models that ignored urban water... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:20
How do emotions like happiness, pain, stress, sadness and fatigue vary during travel and by travel mode? Understanding the relationship between how we travel and how we feel offers insight into ways of improving existing transportation services, prioritizing investments and theorizing and modeling the costs and benefits of travel. Drawing on the American Time Use Survey’s well-being module, which... Read more

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