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I2UD in Cairo for Preparation of the Habitat III Regional Report for Arab States

Later this year, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will gather stakeholders from around the world to identify and address new and emerging challenges in an urbanizing world. Habitat III will be the first United Nations conference since the adoption of the Sustainable Development...
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I2UD and AmazonSmile

We are excited to announce that I2UD has registered with AmazonSmile this holiday season to make supporting the Institute’s mission easier than ever. Thanks to an anonymous donor, who selected the Institute as their preferred charity, we’ve been able receive contributions from eligible orders on Amazon through the Smile program....
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I2UD President weighs in on role of research centers in urban development

The AdP – Villes en Développement Association de Professionnels featured an article by I2UD’s President Dr. François Vigier in its July Bulletin. Dr. Vigier’s piece discusses the role of research centers in American universities and the evolution of the link between urban research in developing countries and action. The article...
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“Connecting the Dots” project receives Honorable Mention at the Boston Public Space Invitational

The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics recognized the “Connecting the Dots” project with an Honorable Mention at last night’s first-ever Boston Public Space Invitational Awards. The project submission to the Boston PSI was facilitated by I2UD Research Associate Maren Larsen, working in close collaboration with Codman Academy teachers Vanessa...
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I2UD Presents Results of Resiliency-building Research to 7th World Urban Forum

Programme Title: Lincoln Institute Panel discussion: “Addressing Urban Environmental Risk in Latin America” Date: Thursday April 10 Time: 2pm to 4 pm. Location: Yellow Pavilion, Room 8 The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy hosted a Networking Event at the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin. The event presented the findings...
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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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Social Sustainability Assessment Reports

City Specific Assessments of Social Accountability and Social Inclusion in Urban Service Delivery (2013) The following reports and briefing notes present the results of the Social Sustainability Assessments carried out by the Institute for International Urban Development and Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development, in association with local partner NGOs in...
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Flood Management in Curitiba Metropolitan Area, Brazil

Topics: Flood Prevention Integrated Water Management Planning Location: Curitiba, Brazil Organizers: Curitibal Metropolitan Area World Bank Year: 2004 Background: The Curitiba Metropolitan Area (RMC) is on the Upper Iguacu River Basin and had a population of 2.5 million in 2004. The river has a low capacity and historically has flooded...
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Community Centers for Child Services

Topic: Community Space Location: Various locations, including Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Philippines, Zambia Organizers: Children International The Project: The charitable organization Children International implements its Brick by Brick Program, which builds multi-purpose community centers in various developing countries. These centers are effective because they allow for the provision of...
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