Monthly Archives: October 2012

SCI launches infrastructure costs and urban growth management guide

Meeting the infrastructure needs of a rapidly growing population can often overwhelm the capacity of a city to pay for new infrastructure while maintaining its existing stock of roads, water and wastewater facilities, schools and other public facilities and services. … Continue reading

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Urban agriculture: Star attraction at World Habitat Day in Dar es Salaam

By Tanya Hubbard Urban agriculture significantly affects food security, income generation, and employment. Unfortunately many cities often overlook the important role of urban agriculture and some make agricultural activities illegal in urban areas. Dar es Salaam City Council (DCC) signaled … Continue reading

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Sustainable Urban Resilience: A Contradiction in Terms?

A great blog from Alex Aylett, our Research Director. ~ ~ David Bello, Associate Editor over at Scientific American, has an interesting post up today looking at the supposed tensions between “resilience” and “sustainability”. His argument in a nutshell is … Continue reading

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The Colima River Project

Colima City is the capital of the state of Colima which is located in Western Mexico on the Pacific coast, sharing its borders with the state of Jalisco and Michoacán. Most of the municipality is located in the Valley of … Continue reading

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Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project wins Sustainable Architecture Awards

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project has been commended for a 2012 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture award in the work of social significance category. The South African awards were set up … Continue reading

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Adapting to Climate Change at a City Level: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Governments in the Philippines, San Fernando, La Union.

Colleen Curran is an SCI Intern based in San Fernando, Philippines. ~ ~ Data is to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) as cheese is to pizza, you can go without it, but with it, it’s much … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Across Continents: How Durban Borrowed From Portland

By Jonathan Ramayia An ocean and continent apart, the distance between Durban and Portland is over 17 000 km. Even by air, the journey would take over a day. Apart from both being coastal cities, Durban and Portland share something … Continue reading

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