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WUF7 conversations on the road to defining the Habitat III agenda for cities

WUF7 conversations on the road to defining the Habitat III agenda for cities

Last week many members of the Development Planning Unit attended the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia. The Forum marked a significant point on the route to ‘Habitat III’, the UN conference ...

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Mapping Relationships between Food Safety and Environmental Hazards in Nairobi

Mapping Relationships between Food Safety and Environmental Hazards in Nairobi

The collaborative Urban Zoonoses research, which seeks to better understand the relationship between urbanisation and the spread of disease vectors in sub-saharan Africa has been gathering momentum. Recently Sohel Ahmed made a field ...

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Report on understanding child-centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia

Report on understanding child-centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia

MSc Urban Development Planning Alumnus Don Brown has recently co-written a report for the Asian Cities Climate Resilience Working Paper Series with Dr David Dodman, DPU teaching fellow and Senior Researcher at the ...

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DPU staff participate in the 7th World Urban Forum

DPU staff participate in the 7th World Urban Forum


A large delegation of DPU staff are currently actively participating in the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.

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DPU at the UCL CALT Conference – 3rd April 2014

DPU at the UCL CALT Conference – 3rd April 2014

How do planners and ordinary citizens learn the city? How do we learn through maps and mapping? What capacities are activated / generated by such learning?

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'Contested Urbanism in Dharavi: Writings and projects for the resilient city' now free to download

'Contested Urbanism in Dharavi: Writings and projects for the resilient city' now free to download

On the occasion of the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin and DPU’s large presence at this event, the book "Contested Urbanism in Dharavi: Writings and projects for the resilient city" is ...