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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:40
Content Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 1-3 Yonghoon Son, Xiaolu Gao, Ninglong You Editorial Introduction Overview: Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 4-16 Haoying Han, Qiwei Ma, Yonghua Li Urban Growth Boundaries of the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area Based on Ecosystem Service... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:12
During the past two decades, the issue of urban refugees has occupied an increasingly important place on the global refugee policy agenda. This article traces the evolution of UNHCR’s approach to the issue, focusing particularly on the complex and contested nature of the organization’s policymaking process. In that respect, the article examines the key drivers of— and constraints to—policy... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:09
There are two challenges that future generations will remember the 21st century for - urbanisation and climate change. For centuries, cities have been at the centre of civilisation and human progress. Because cities are where the future is, urban environments need to evolve to match human aspirations. Today, half the world’s population lives in cities and this proportion will rise to 75 per cent... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:44
Since 2002, over 5.6 million Afghans have returned from neighbouring countries and as many as 40% of them have not been able to reintegrate in their original locations. The total number of recorded IDPs in Afghanistan is more than 1.2 million. These returnees together with IDPs, rural-urban migrants and high natural population growth have resulted in an unprecedented expansion of Afghan cities.... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:18
How mayors and city managers are using innovative approaches to fight entrenched poverty, finance infrastructure work, or protect the environment. A new report by NYU Wagner and the Center for an Urban Future with support from the Citi Foundation highlights how mayors and city managers are using innovative approaches to ameliorate poverty, finance infrastructure work, or protect the environment... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 09:40
This guide is part of the BICYCLE IN THE PLANS Campaign, organized in Brazil by the associations Bike Anjo, Transporte Ativo and UCB - União de Ciclistas do Brasil , supported by ICS - Instituto Clima e Sociedade, whose purpose is to offer guidelines for civil society, citizens, municipality officials and decision-making agents and politicians on INCLUDING BICYCLES as mode of transportation in... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 21:51
The Public Procurement Act 2007 was established in Nigeria as a global best practice to sanitise public procurement process in Nigeria. The Act stipulates that all public procurement in Nigeria, as from the date of its promulgation, must follow due process, that is, must be certified okay by public procurement office established specifically to analyse public procurement and issue a certificate... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 15:43
Step Change: An Action Agenda on Safe Walking for Africa’s Children is a joint report by the FIA Foundation and the injury prevention NGO Amend for the Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility. The report highlights the disproportionate exposure to risk of child pedestrians in sub-Saharan Africa and calls for a concerted effort to provide footpaths and reduce vehicle traffic speeds.... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 15:38
Urbanization is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century. It has the potential to contribute to the “re-design” of our world supporting the creation of sustainable and inclusive cities for all. About 6.25 billion people, 15% of them with disabilities, are predicted to be living in urban centers by 2050. Urban environments, infrastructures, facilities, and services, depending... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:34
The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) is both masterful and disquieting. This is a big report: comprehensive, in-depth and perspicacious. It is also an unnerving report. It establishes that education is at the heart of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet it also makes clear just how far away we are from achieving the SDGs. This report... Read more

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