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Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:56
In September 2015, world leaders will meet to adopt a universal and transformative agenda for sustainable development, with a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at its core. The scientific community has provided valuable guidance in the formulation of the SDGs, and it will needto remain closely engaged as the world moves towards implementing the new agenda and reviewing our progress. The... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:35
This publication is a special collaboration between Krytyka Polityczna, the European Cultural Foundation and ECF Labs, with Subtopia (Sweden), Les Têtes de l’Art (France), Oberliht (Moldova), Culture2Commons (Croatia) and Platoniq (Spain), partners in our action-research network: Connected Action for the Commons. Together, we strive for a new understanding of what the commons means to us in... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:10
Globally, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic crashes every year. This number is expected to keep rising as vehicle fleets grow, to become the 5th largest cause of death by 2030. The majority of these deaths happen in and around urban areas, disproportionately affecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The percentage of the world’s residents living in cities is also... Read more
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 19:07
            Content Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Design”   Ying Zhang, Yuanyi Zhang and Anrong Dang Editorial Introduction Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Design”   Tiyao SUI-QUI and Hong LENG Review on the Development of a Sustainability Indicator System in Agenda 21 for Tourism in Mexico   Kuan-Hua Huang and Jen-Te Pai A Study on Promotion Mechanisms and the Future of Government-led... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 08:36
A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot includes photos and essays exploring man's complicated relationship with the planet. The book “presents the stark reality of a world transformed by human action, action that threatens our future and... Read more
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