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January 2022
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Read our 2021 year-in-review, showing our steadfast focus on climate, resilience, and inclusion in disaster recovery, land, and urban development.

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January 27, 2022; 8:30-:9:45 am ET

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Featured Publications 
DECEMBER 20, 2021
Denser cities could help China reconcile economic and climate goals
by Martin Raiser, Katherine Stapleton, Yoonhee Kim
DECEMBER 10, 2021
How auctions could help build affordable, climate-friendly housing in Indonesia
by Dao Harrison & Henrik Rytter Jensen
DECEMBER 9, 2021
Transforming Karachi into a more livable city begins with public spaces
by Annie Gapihan & Fuad Malkawi
DECEMBER 9, 2021
Can policy measures reduce the environmental impact of urban passenger transport?
by Vivien Foster, Fan Zhang, Shanjun Li, Lin Yang,  Jianwei Xing
DECEMBER 3, 2021
Supporting Nepal’s Women Masons to Thrive in Construction Sector
by Sulochana Nepali
DECEMBER 2, 2021
Integrating disability inclusion in disaster risk management: the whys and hows
by Yusra Uzair, Simone Balog-Way, Mari Koistinen
DECEMBER 1, 2021
Disaster risk insurance: 5 insights from the Philippines
by Benedikt Lukas Signer and Richard Poulter

Urban, Resilience and Land in the News

São Paulo says it has fully vaccinated 100 percent of its adults. Will it be enough to stop omicron?
Washington Post
December 13, 2021

Japan: prepared for disaster, unprepared for climate change
The Economist
December 11, 2021

Rethinking the urban physical environment for century-long lives: from age-friendly to longevity-ready cities
Nature.com
December 10, 2021

10 Years, 10 Urban Ideas: Sameh Wahba
Cities to Be
December 9, 2021

Conflict and land tenure security: What is the relationship?
Brookings
December 1, 2021

Humanity Has a Trash Problem; Launching It Into Space Isn't the Solution
Discover Magazine
December 1, 2021

Online Course

The Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership is launching the world’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with support from the government of Japan. The course explores how applying the QII Principles to infrastructure projects contributes to green, inclusive, resilient development. Enroll

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