THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
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?
About
UEM
Research
Focus
• 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
Urban Environmental Management

T he 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
   ■ Urban Planning and Development: A Japanese Flavour
      Case Study Series E-145. July 2022.
   ■ Rethinking Port Areas: Japan's Minato Mirai 21
      Case Study Series E-162. July 2022.
   ■ Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems:
      Issues for Urban Environmental Management

      Concept Note Series E-143. June 2022.
   ■ 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.
Elsewhere
in GDRC
  • 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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Future Pubs