The GDRC Research Programme on 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?

• Capacity Building
• Disaster Mitigation
• Energy Management
• Environmental Education
• Green Construction
• Impact Assessment
• Slums and Squatters
• Sustainable Sanitation
• Sustainable Tourism
• Transportation
• Urban Planning
• Waste Management
• Water Resources

More information on GDRC's Urban sphere
  GDRC's Urban Sphere  
Urban Environmental Management
TThe Urban Environmental Management (UEM) Programme is at the core of GDRC's initatives and is the largest of its programmes..

Solving the global environmental challenges we face today, particualrly climate change, requires a fundamental shift in our urban lifestyles, our behaviour and ethics. The UEM Programme looks at urban areas as the intersection of natural, built, and socio-economic environments, to create sustainable urban ecosystems. The objectives of this programme is to explore local environmental problems of cities, as well as its impacts on global challenges.

• MEAs and Cities
• EMS for Cities
• Japan Urban Observatory
• Infopac on 3Rs
• Ecological Footprints
• Guide to City Networks
• The Trialogue
• The FEWW Nexus

Highlights of
GDRC Research
   ■ Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems:
      Issues for Urban Environmental Management

      Concept Note Series E-143. June 2022 April 2022.
   ■ Environmental Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Reduction
      Concept Note Series E-139. April 2022.
   ■ Moving towards a Circular Economy: More than Just 3Rs!
      Concept Note Series E-097. January 2021.
   ■ Information and Urban Environments
      Continuing Research Series E-130. October 2020
   ■ Cities are Not Cities: Importance of Developing
      Urban Environmental Management Systems

      Concept Note Series E-126. September 2020
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.
  • Urban Governance
  • Urban Heritage and Conservation
  • Smart Cities Research Initiative (SIRI)

This programme is a part of:
More information on GDRC's Urban sphere
  GDRC's Urban Sphere  

More information on the WWW Virtual LibrariesThis GDRC programme is a Vlib - designated 'WWW Virtual Library' on Urban Environmental Management

BooksFull list of research outputs from the Urban Programme

International days related to this programme:
• 5 Jun: Envi. Day
• 3 Oct: Habitat Day
• 31 Ot: Cities Day

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