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Kalembo, Malawi Groundwater Project

Topics: Urban SustainabilityLocation:Kalembo and Liwonde regions, MalawiOrganizers: KfWBackground: In developing countries, cities with high urbanization rates, peri-urban demand for water grows quickly and is many times satisfied through legal and illegal drilling of boreholes, such as in Sana’a, Yemen. Without proper management, uncontrolled borehole water withdrawal can increase public health...
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Visit to Rio+20

It wasn’t until arriving in Rio de Janeiro (1) that participants to Rio + 20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, could see the effect this event was having on the lives of local Cariocas and their city. Even though the main venue of the conference, Rio Centro, was about...
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Update from Alejandra in Rio: Humanidade 2012

In an old fort on the trendy Copacabana beach, a side event called “Humanidade 2012” opens a conversation as large as civilization itself. Walking through this three-storey pavilion, the visitor traces a path through human and natural history, encountering a wealth of flora and fauna as well as stunning visual...
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ICLRD Successfully Completes 3-Year Program

In a recent visit to Boston the An Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kenny, highlighted the work of the Institute in remarks at the Irish American Partnership Breakfast on February 2012.   ‘Universities and research centers also have a key role to play in the peace process. A recent example is...
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Discovering Cuba

  By Roger Kallman This year the Institute embarked on a new experiment, bringing together Members of the Board and Friends of the Institute, on a specially organized trip to Cuba which not only provided an exceptional programme, but which also served to raise additional funds to support the work...
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Responding to the Environmental Challenge? Spatial Planning, Cross-Border Cooperation and River Basin Management

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD)(2011) This report recognises that environmental assets do not adhere to man-made boundaries and considers the challenges and opportunities in integrating environmental management and development strategies at national, regional and local-policy level. Building on two international case studies, the report puts forward...
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Developing a Strategic Alliance between Newry and Mourne District Council and the Louth Local Authorities

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) The report co-authored by John Driscoll considers a variety of legal instruments to facilitate cross-border cooperation between Newry and Mourne District Council and the County Louth local authorities, and which can assist other local authorities in developing joint initiatives. The Strategic...
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The Basel Metropolitan Area: Three Borders – One Metropolitan Area

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) 2010 This study, written by Francois Vigier, John Driscoll, and Kendra Leith, focuses on the Trinational Eurodistrict Basel (TEB), a region with strong cross-border functional linkages and a history of developing joint projects and co-ordination mechanisms. It is part of a...
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Regional Planning in the Boston Metropolitan Area

The International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), 2010 With its focus on the greater Boston Area, this case study written by Francois Vigier, John Driscoll, and Jameas Kostaras provides practitioners, policy makers and academics involved in cross-border and inter-jurisdictional cooperation with practical examples of how cooperation, in local...
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