Category Archives: Climate change

Environmental resource mapping

3 min read Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This post reviews the importance of mapping local environmental resources using diverse data to support agricultural practices in the state of Karnataka (India). The post is the second one in … Continue reading

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Cartoons for systemic change & recovery

2 min read We normally change only if we have to. A popular idiom encapsulates this: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. If we don’t acutely perceive the need to change, we might just settle for the status quo, and … Continue reading

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Placemaking and Climate Resilience

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COVID-19 and climate resilience: Effective disaster prevention and management practices 

Read time: 7 minutes Guest author: Olga Chepelianskaia (UNICITI) Editor’s note: This post shares the findings of two related articles that link the current crisis with climate resilience. These investigate: 1) human encroachment into natural ecosystems; and 2) resilience planning in … Continue reading

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Placemaking: toolkits & books

Read time: 3 minutes This post is a companion to a previous post: Placemaking: trends & people. This post focuses on toolkits, methods, books and handbooks for effective placemaking in a range of contexts, from healthy streets and neighbourhood planning … Continue reading

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Top 14 books & events of the 2010s (views from the USA)

Read time: 3-4 minutes As we enter a brand new decade, the American spatial planning community has been generous in providing retrospectives of the past decade. Here are some highlights. Planetizen, the iconic US-based portal for professional planners, researchers and … Continue reading

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Highlights from 2017

2017 was a year of continued growth for the blog, building on 2016. It saw 8,400 views and 5,700 visitors, for 19 published posts. The map of viewers grew compared to the previous year. As it  happened, a common theme … Continue reading

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Planning around COP25: call for blog posts

The recent UN climate conference COP25 took place in Madrid last December. The conference fell short of consensus in many areas, although many technical issues were discussed at length. Effective implementation of the Paris Agreement will require significant effort to … Continue reading

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