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Urban Development Planning in Cities of the South: An International Perspective

Managing urban disaster risk and climate change impacts; the effects of climate change and disasters; urban development planning approaches and promoting more equitable and sustainable forms of urban development; inclusive cities

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Dr Melanie Lombard

With a background in planning and urban development research and previous experience in UK social housing, my interests involve connecting the built environment to social processes through exploring the everyday activities that construct cities, often neglected by formal theories and practices of planning and urbanism.

Planning, Policy, Impact, Cities, Inequality, Community, Economy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education


Dr Alfredo Stein

Alfredo is an urban development planning specialist with more than 28 years of experience in the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of low-income housing, municipal and local development, post-emergency reconstruction and urban poverty reduction planning, policies and projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia. He has comprehensive experience as lecturer and teacher on urban development issues in different universities in Europe and Latin America; and in setting up training and capacity building programs for central and local governments and NGOs.

Cities, Development, Buildings, Capacity building, Engagement, Climate, Climate change, Resilience, Sustainability, Teaching, Education