Tuesday March 21, 2017

1. Attacking the double burden of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

Malnutrition's causes and solutions at each stage of the human life cycle are discussed in a regional study on Nutrition Trends, Policies and Strategies and synthesized in this publication. The study aims to create a better understanding of ways to improve life span, quality of life, early cognition and life-long learning, and earning capacity of individuals and nations.

2. GrEEEn solutions for Livable Cities

Practical ways on how urban managers, development practitioners, businesses, and citizens can engage to make cities more livable by building on the city’s unique physical, social, cultural, economic and human resource assets.  The scale of urbanization in Asia today is unprecedented in urban history. Asia stands apart from other regions in terms of the absolute growth of the urban population as well as the number of densely populated megacities.

3. The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development: lessons from the Canadian experience in developing Asia

The purpose of this book is to describe the Canadian approach to skills development, the success is achieved, and the implications of this success for policy toward skills development in Asian emerging economies.

4. Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon economy: perspectives, policies and practices from Asia

The book assessed the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by developed Asian countries, identifies gaps, and examines new opportunities for low-carbon green growth.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

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Tuesday March 07, 2017

Drought forecasting for Latin America is a 2016 report, published by the European Union (EU).

EUROCLIMA is a regional cooperation program between the European Union and Latin America aiming at facilitating the integration of migration and adaptation strategies into climate change public policies and development plans in Latin America.

In this study, precipitation predictions from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather seasonal forecast system are combined with observed precipitation data to generate forecasts of the standardized precipitation index for Latin America, and their skill is evaluated over the period 1981-2010.

(Source: European Union)

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Thursday February 23, 2017

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides information on the building age and historic monuments of American cities.

Their Atlas of ReUrbanism includes a series of interactive map which visualize a host of historical information about a number of American cities. The maps include information on the relative building age of city neighborhoods, the location of nationally registered historic places, historic & cultural monuments and historic districts.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

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