Urban development

Climate change resilience in urban mobility

The objective of the project is to identify research-based strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility, accessibility and transport in Accra, Ghana. Mobility within the urban areas is a basic need for urban residents bec ... First-year report: Within the first year of the project the inception workshop and the initial interviews in selected neighborhoods corroborated the relevance of the projects and its interdisciplinary approach. The comprehensive study of both: 1 ...

Pathways to water resilient South African cities

This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transit ...

Rural-Urban Transformation (RUT): Governance, Mobility, and Economic Dynamics, in Emerging Urban Centres for Poverty Reduction

Since 2000s there has been a growing concern in issues of urbanization and urban poverty. The focus has been on rapid urbanization from rural - urban migration and resulting urban poverty. This extension phase is necessary to inform policy as well a ... Mid-term report: Data collected from all four sites were discussed during a partnership meeting in Morogoro. Data files were shared and guided subsequent studies. Both institutional and non-institutional factors contribute into the timeframe ...

Building Stronger Universities II – KU

Objective: The overall objective of the partnership programme is to strengthen Kathmandu University's (KU) capacity to carry out quality research and PhD education on major social, economic, and technical aspects of societal development in Ne ...

Rural-Urban Complementarities for the Reduction of Poverty (RUCROP): Identifying the Contribution of Savings and Credit Facilities

People increasingly organize their livelihood activities and strategies by straddling rural and urban locations. Personal, institutional and organizational links are established and enhanced across space which provides rural and urban living to comp ... Completion Report - Summary: RUCROP explored the role of rural-urban complementarities in reducing poverty and provides important insights into the complex and diverse transformation processes from being rural villages to becoming emerging ur ...

Land Management System and its Associated Problems in the Process of Developing Satellite Cities in Dar es Salaam

This project is about the future of urban Tanzania. It will investigate the dynamics of the land management system, urban governance and leadership in order to find out how an improved relationship of these variables can contribute to the present an ... Project Completion Report - Summary:   The results indicated that (a) Experts for managing land are not enough in Dar es Salaam and towns of Tanzania(b) Master Plans in Dar es Salaam and many towns are not participatory and outdated cau ...

Air pollution modelling & Management of Urban air environment in Vietnam Context

On July 16. 2010, Mr. Ngo Tho Hung has submitted his Ph.D. dissertation report for assessment at the Graduate School for Environmental Stress Studies (GESS) in the Doctoral School of the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC ...