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Urban Environmental Management
So what can we do with urban environments, since they are starting points for most global environment problems (and solutions)? Why is it important?
MEAs and Cities
EMS for Cities
Japan Urban Observatory
Ecological Footprints
Guide to City Networks
The Trialogue
Capacity Building
Disaster Mitigation
Energy Management
Environmental Education
Green Construction
Impact Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment
Local Agenda 21
Slums and Squatters
Sustainable Sanitation
Sustainable Tourism
Urban Information
Urban Planning
Waste Management
Water Resources
More information on GDRC's Urban sphere
  GDRC's Urban Sphere  

Urban Environmental Management
he UEM Programme started off in 1997 as an output of the Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative (UEMRI), a grouping of urban planning researchers from around the world. Since 2000, it was subsumed into the activities of the Global Development Research Center.

It looks at urban areas as the intersection of natural, built, and socio-economic environments, to create sustainable urban ecosystems.

Highlights of
GDRC Research
   ■ MEAs and the Urban Arena
   ■ Info Sheets: Cities, EMS and Everything
   ■ What is an ecological footprint?
   ■ Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
   ■ Back to the Drawing Board - A Sustainability Toolbox
   ■ Defining squatter settlements
   ■ Solid Waste Management Framework
   ■ An Integrated Urban Water Strategy
What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is looking at cities as "sustainable ecosystems". In order to reduce their ecological footprint, there are a number of step that urban residents need to take - to aim for a closed-loop recycling society.
Keeping the Forest
and the Trees
in Mind
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