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Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 15:47
The world's major industries are all set for further growth in 2019, but there are some worrying risks. Two years ago, when The Economist Intelligence Unit issued Industries in 2017, we predicted that the election of Donald Trump as US president in November 2016 could bring huge changes for global business. We were not wrong. This edition of our annual report discusses the changes that Mr Trump's... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 04:03
This UNICEF publication presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, it provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a global perspective to a local context, by creating thriving and equitable cities where children live in... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 16:55
Metropolis launches the fourth edition of the Metropolis Observatory's collection of publications. This issue paper entitled "Egalitarian metropolitan spaces" has been written in collaboration with Ms. Ana Falú, feminist architect and coordinator of the UN-Habitat Gender Hub. Although significant advances towards acknowledging women’s rights have been made, there is still much to be done to... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 20:41
The Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAP) seeks to be the regional expression of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It promotes evidence-based policy making, setting out potential actions and interventions as well as relevant and priority policy guidance for all Latin American and Caribbean countries towards the achievement of... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:45
The members of the International Network for the Analysis of Intergenerational Relations (Generationes) proudly present the most recent issue of the jointly produced compendium "Generations, Intergenerational Relations and Generational Policy".   This new version includes 17 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Hungarian, Turkish, Romanian, Lithuanian... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:43
This volume-"Selected Contemporary Challenges of Aging Policy"-is the most international of all published monographs from the series "Czech-Polish-Slovak Studies in Andragogy and Social Gerontology." Among the scholars trying to grasp the nuances and trends of social policy, there are diverse perspectives, resulting not only from the extensive knowledge of the authors on the systematic approach... Read more
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:41
A publication called Aging in the Social Space is a compilation of studies, which deal with theoretical understanding and empirical solutions, learning about problem spheres, specifying content parallels of social, legal, economic, moral and ethical views on senior issues in society, which are closely related to each other and are interconnected. This publication focus on the case study of Poland... Read more
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:32
Urbanization is transforming human settlement patterns in Kenya. Cities and towns are rapidly growing, which creates opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Several investments have been undertaken to address these challenges and ensure growth, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability are achieved in equal measure.The Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP) was a recent... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 23:35
This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies. This volume brings together twelve chapters divided across four thematic parts that sum up the... Read more
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 - 15:49
This new volume of the Metropolis Issue Papers collection, analyses the challenges and opportunities of metropolitan-scale planning, and its role in catalyzing resilience objectives. Through "The Metropolitan Scale of Resilience", we describe some examples from majors cities around the world of how operating with metropolitan lenses can favor achieving resilience goals, while fostering... Read more

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