The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in co-operation with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, the Erasmus University, and the Global Land Tool Network of UN-HABITAT proudly present a 10 day international executive learning course on the legal dimensions of the urbanization process. For more information, please view the following PDF flyer.
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at an April 2011 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore how best to respond to disasters. Highlighting the complex nature of disaster response and exploring ways to overcome the inherent tension between those responding to disasters and the local community, the discussion centered on how to identify the strengths of a community and use technology to better engage the local community and provide effective, sustainable relief.
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
The workshop summarized in this report represents an attempt to initiate an international conversation about those issues that lie at the heart of the urban governance conundrum. The challenges confronting the world's cities are staggering; population growth rates have reached unprecedented rates, the numbers of urban poor continue to grow, and environmental dangers persist. Yet, participants agreed that the inventiveness and energy of urban residents and managers provide grounds for hope.
Some Considerations Regarding Resilience Strategies Taken from the Political Experience of the Steve Biko Cultural Institute
Post Disaster Recovery and Prevention from the Perspective of the Vietnamese Americans in New Orleans
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.