The Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative

The Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative (UEMRI) was launched by Young Planners of the 1997 ISOCARP Congress in Ogaki Japan to continue to collaborate beyond and after the congress. The Congress was held from 17 to 20 September 1997. A specific theme was selected for collaboration in order to have a concrete output - urban environmental management (UEM).

UEMRI is essentially a grouping of urban planning researchers spread all around the world. It uses the internet as a means of communication and exchange of information, and a website to 'package' the collected information in a presentable way. This is being done under the categories shown on the main website:

  • Documents: Articles, reports, papers and other write-ups on the issue of UEM. It includes bibliographies, book reviews etc.
  • Insights: The urban thinking cap - short insightful write-ups and inspiring ideas that highlight the problems and solutions in the UEM process.
  • How-tos: Innovative and sustainable technologies have shown the way to alternative lifestyles.
  • Keywords: Glossaries, definitions, indicators etc. on UEM and related topics.
  • Links: Links to resources already existing on the internet on urban and general environmental issues.
  • Chronicles: The urban environmental diary - events, field notes, ideas, projects and ongoing research notes on UEM.

Over the next five years, other categories and sections/features were also created by the members. UEMRI's initial team members included the people in the following list. Since 2000, these have been superseded by more than 50 GDRC Virtual Fellows, who have greatly contributed to the various sections of the programme.

  • Mfaniseni F. Sihlongonyane, South Africa
  • Manu Gupta, India
  • Anshu Sharma, India
  • Ali Asgary, Iran
  • Francesco Martinico, Italy
  • Paula Pacheco, Portugal
  • Mohammad Atiq ur Rahman, Pakistan
  • Zeynep Devellioglu, Turkey
  • Adem Erdem Erbas, Turkey
  • Sonja Mitrovic , Yugoslavia
  • Takahiro Domen, Japan
  • Ken-ichi Ishibashi, Japan
  • Mio Kusase, Japan
  • Hiroyuki Minoura, Japan
  • Makiko Yashiro, Japan
  • Hari Srinivas, Japan
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