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Weekly Roundup 041 – 5th to 11th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK


UDC Weekly roundup
‘Cities launch five-year vision to tackle climate change’
Authored by Jessica Cheam

This is a crucial time for all the nations of the world as the COP21 annual meet reaches the final stages of negotiations. The agreement that will be signed by over 190 countries shall play a major role in the decisions to tackle climate change.

The outline of some of the objectives for the agreement are a 1.5 degree ceiling of temperature increase, resilience building of cities and regions and turning vulnerable cities into sustainable ones. All the nations will have to plan and restructure their policies to meet these objectives.

Read the whole piece here

Published by Eco-business.

ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK


‘How to make Cities more Resilient’
Published by UNISDR

Being a sustainable city today, is simply not enough. With the climate and its changes being as unpredictable as they are, it’s necessary for our cities to be resilient, and thus necessary for us to step up our planning to make our urbanscape adaptive to most unforeseeable calamities.

The UNISDR put together this handbook for making cities more resilient, as a part of the global campaign.

The handbook essentially provides a generic framework to policy makers and local government leaders. However, it also serves as an insightful read to anyone with an interest in policy making in terms of city planning.

 

Read or download the publication here.

 

 

 

VIDEO/ PODCAST OF THE WEEK


‘Urban Network Analysis Toolbox’
Created by TOLM

Urban Network Analysis is a toolbox that works in tandem with the GIS platform. The toolbox provides metrics for urban networks and spatial analysis. This data helps us understand how people interact in a city and how they respond to nodes, links and the built environment. The information provided by the Urban Network Analysis toolbox can help build cities that respond to humans and are cohesive in spatial design.

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