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January 7, 2014

Addis Ababa: Climate Risk and Response

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Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is home to the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, as well as the second

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January 7, 2014

Boston: Climate Risk and Response

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Metropolitan Boston’s population is 4.5 million and within the city limits, 636,000 citizens reside. The expected city budget for 2014 is $2.6 billion. The mayor

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Source: The Boston Harbor Associatioin Source: The Boston Harbor Associatioin
January 2, 2014

Lima: Climate Risk and Response

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Lima is located on the southwestern coast of Peru.  A city of 7,538,000 people, Lima is characterized by rise from sea level to 1,548 m. 

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Source: Google Earth Source: Google Earth
January 2, 2014

Durban: Climate Risk and Response

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Durban, South Africa, is the largest port and city located on the east coast of Africa, with a population of approximately 3.7 million. The city

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Source: Adapted from Environmental Management Department, EThekwini Municipality Source: Adapted from Environmental Management Department, EThekwini Municipality
December 20, 2013

China HDR 2013 Draws on Professor Shagun Mehrotra’s Research

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UNDP and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences collaboratively prepared the China National Human Development Report 2013 on Sustainable and Liveable Cities: Toward Ecological Civilization. 

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Source: UNDP 2013 Source: UNDP 2013
November 12, 2013

Building A Stronger, More Resilient New York

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At the invitation of Professor Shagun Mehrotra, New York City’s Director of Resiliency in the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Daniel Zarrilli, addressed

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November 11, 2013

Climate Risk, Water, and Cities

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The New York Times November 11, 2013 Typhoon in Philippines Casts Long Shadow Over U.N. Talks on Climate Treaty By HENRY FOUNTAIN and JUSTIN GILLIS The typhoon that

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November 1, 2013

Looking Back at Superstorm Sandy

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In his recent article, Robert Puentes provides a concise and insightful examination of the post-Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts.  The article highlights the recovery process and resiliency plans

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Source: NOAA/NASA Source: NOAA/NASA
October 17, 2013

Michelle DePass Named Dean of Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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NEW YORK, Sep. 25, 2013—The New School has announced that Michelle J. DePass has been named dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

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October 4, 2013

Urbanization: The Century of Cities

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The Ditchley Foundation invites Professor Shagun Mehrotra to deliberate on Urbanisation: the century of cities.  With half the world’s population in cities, rapid urbanization in developing countries, cities offer

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Source: The Ditchley Foundation Source: The Ditchley Foundation