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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
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