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The combination of increase in frequency and
intensity of heavy rainfall events due to climate
change, and increase in surface water run-off due
to rapid urbanization is exacerbating the risk of
flooding in many cities in the global South. The
urban poor residing in...

This case study chronicles the story of the slum in relation to the city of Mumbai, particularly focusing on the slums in the M (East) ward of the city. The story of slums is interesting because it represents the ups and downs in an ongoing struggle of the precariat to assert its right to the...

Plant diseases, caused by microbes, threaten world food, feed, and bioproduct security. Plant resistance has not been effectively deployed to improve resistance in plants for lack of understanding of biochemical mechanisms and genetic bedrock of resistance. With the advent of genome sequencing,...

The COMPASS research platform proved to be an effective system for collecting data from schools and students in Guatemala. In Canada, the COMPASS study is a leading-edge research and knowledge-exchange platform being used to understand how to intervene to prevent obesity and substance-use among...

The impact evaluation of the Research and Public Policy Initiative (RPPI) was commissioned by the University of Central Asia (UCA) in order to assess the impact of the project "Strengthening Research Capacity and Evidence-Based Policymaking in Afghanistan and Central Asia: Research and Public...

With the largest proportion of autocracies, the Middle East is one of the few regions in the world
that remains an outlier to the third wave of democratization. With a prolonged legacy of centralized rule, Arab regimes rest on two pillars: patronage and control. And while the Middle East...

The emerging city of Vasai-Virar is situated at the periphery of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). This analysis focuses on understanding the nature, drivers and consequences of the socio-spatial and governance transformation Vasai-Virar has undergone over a period of about 45 years from the...

Assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) play a critical role in producing global knowledge on climate change. This is not a value-neutral role. As Indigenous issues have been underrepresented in previous IPCC assessments, this review analyzes how Indigenous...

In tackling issues of justice and violence, spatiality and the physical layout of urban communities comes to be important factors for examination. Spatial justice becomes an important feature, and one that can be approached through the process of mapping. Researchers underwent a mapping process...

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