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New book explores sustainable food systems in the city

New book explores sustainable food systems in the city

08 December 2016

Robert Biel has published a new book available for free download from UCL Press.
Risk reduction in informal settlements

Risk reduction in informal settlements

29 November 2016

In order to promote risk reduction and inclusive and accountable planning, local institutions need to have a better understanding of risks and vulnerabilities to which the population in their jurisdiction are exposed to ...
DPU contribution to 'Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa' book

DPU contribution to 'Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa' book

A new book featuring DPU contribution titled Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa: a partnership-based approach has been published.
'Engaged Urbanism' Book Launch

'Engaged Urbanism' Book Launch

The UCL Urban Laboratory will be launching its new anthology Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, edited by Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings, at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon on Friday 9 December ...

'Human, Economic and Social Flows beyond Crisis' programme begins

DPU and the Humanitarian Affairs Team of Save the Children UK are delighted to announce their new programme "Human, Economic and Social Flows beyond Crisis: Understanding the Urbanitarian". In the effort to inform ...

cLIMA sin Riesgo exhibition in London

The cLIMA sin Riesgo project exhibitions have been an important channel to visualize and generate interest for having a deeper look at the urban every day and episodic risks. Now, this activity will ...

Wrap-up of DPU activities at Habitat III

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) concluded on Thursday in Quito, Ecuador, with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), meant to guide city development world-wide ...

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