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I2UD and Co-PLAN co-author chapter in new UN-Habitat/FUPOL publication on E-Governance

UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Future Policy Modeling consortium (FUPOL) have released a new publication, E-Governance and Urban Policy Design in Developing Countries. This book illustrates the synergies, contradictions, and potentials that are emerging through the intersection and interplay of urbanisation, information communication technologies, and the increasing role of local...
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I2UD Works to Build Capacity of Local Officials in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

I2UD’s work in Iraq began this past October through UN-Habitat’s Capability Enhancement Program on Durable Shelter Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returnees in Baghdad, Iraq. The program aims to build the capacity of Iraqi officials at all levels of government and from various ministries, as well as local...
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I2UD Team Returns from Field Mission in Belize

Last week, a team of I2UD researchers and professionals returned from a ten day field trip to Dangriga, Belize to research alternative strategies to increase the town’s resiliency to the impacts of climate change. Jim Kostaras, Elda Solloso, and Maren Larsen were joined in Belize by Dr. Elizabeth Hamin and...
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I2UD to Work on Upgrading and Employment-Enhancing Program in Cairo, Egypt

In partnership with the Cairo-based Tarek Waly Center and Environmental Quality International, the Institute has begun working on a Needs Assessment and Activity Design Study in four unplanned, informal areas in the Cairo and Giza Governorates of Egypt. The study will identify and propose interventions to be financed by the...
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I2UD Vice President Gives Keynote Lecture at the 2015 City Debates Conference in Beirut

Vice president of I2UD Dr. Mona Serageldin gave a keynote lecture at the 2015 City Debates conference at the American University of Beirut. The conference, entitled “Other Gentrifications: Urban Change Beyond the Core”, took place on March 4-6th. City Debates explored the processes of urban change associated with gentrification within...
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