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Mona Serageldin Prepares Background Report for Workshop on Socially Inclusive Cities

Tuesday, January 14 - The World Bank’s Urban Development Department held a workshop exploring ways to achieve social inclusion in cities. In the past, the Bank’s urban social inclusion work has mainly focused on slum upgrading projects. This workshop examined four themes that could help broaden strategies for social inclusion...
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Jim Kostaras Writes Editorial for Boston Globe

In November 2013, Boston elected a new mayor for the first time in 20 years, prompting calls for wide-ranging reforms in the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the city’s powerful planning and development department. Many of the mayoral candidates in the general election vowed to totally overhaul the BRA, replacing it with...
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Research Seminar on­­­­ Land Policy and Urban Development in Latin America

I2UD presented the first findings of its latest study on climate change and informal settlements at a research seminar in Mexico City in September hosted by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy (LILP). “Increasing the Resilience of Informal Settlements to Climate Change in Two Latin American cities” examines the different...
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Strategic Land Use Planning for Climate Change-Driven Water Shortages in El Alto, Bolivia

By Jim Kostaras While the role of urban planning in flood risk mitigation is better understood, the relationship between water scarcity and land use planning, including in mountainous communities affected by receding glacial ice, remains a critical gap in planning research. The changing climate has made an understanding of this...
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I2UD attends its first GLTN Partners’ Meeting

Maren Larsen attended the Global Land Tool Network Partner’s Meeting in the Hague from November 11th – 15th where she represented I2UD in the International Training/Research Institution Cluster.   Having joined the Global Land Tool Network in early 2013, the GLTN 5th Partner’s Meeting held at the Dutch Ministry of...
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