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Social protection for inclusive development in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

Social protection for inclusive development in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

08 February 2016

By Zeremariam Fre (PhD) Consortium leader and Principal investigator
“Resilient Barrios Altos” workshop begins in Lima

“Resilient Barrios Altos” workshop begins in Lima

04 February 2016

The Workshop "Resilient Barrios Altos" held by the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) has begun in Lima and will continue through the month of February. This workshop was brought about by an ...
Mapping Food Safety and Environmental Hazards

Mapping Food Safety and Environmental Hazards

The Urban Zoonoses research project is investigating the effects of close interactions between people and animals in urban and peri-urban Nairobi on the spread of pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella ...
Formal Launching of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC)

Formal Launching of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC)

The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC) was formally launched on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at the SLURC Office in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Centre is intended to produce useful knowledge on ...

MSc BUDD Alumna Participation at UNESCO’s Second International Conference on Learning Cities

Increasing influence of cities in national and global affairs has recently gained recognition within UNESCO’s 2030 agenda for education and lifelong learning. The International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC) is an initiative ...

Urban Change in Iran

The book 'Urban Change in Iran' is now published. The book is based on updated versions of exerpts from the conference, hosted by DPU/UCL, that led to the start of the 'Silk ...

After Paris, What Do We Do Next?

After the Paris Agreement roll up your sleeves: much work will be needed, and participatory planning can help to put citizens at the centre of climate change adaptation efforts

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DPU/UKNA Roundtable Symposium

DPU/UKNA Roundtable Symposium

19 - 10 February 2016

The DPU will be hosting a UKNA symposium on Asian cities and the challenges of sustainable development, specifically the challenge to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable."  The symposium ...
Challenging Practice: Designing in Uncertain Global Times

Challenging Practice: Designing in Uncertain Global Times

05 March 2016

RIBA Accredited CPD event
Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

14 March 2016

The presentation presents a story of a city where nature strives, yet thrives. It draws on original socio-ecological field research, coupled with archival analysis, satellite remote sensing, and oral histories to examine changes ...