Wednesday, October 22, 2008
CALL FOR PAPERS: Climate Change and Urban Poverty - Infrastructures of Development
BRAC University and University of Manchester are convening An international conference on Climate Change and Urban Poverty - Infrastructures of Development to be held at BRAC Centre Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 28 January 2009.
There is now widespread agreement that global warming is taking place, and that the lives of the poor will be, and already are, negatively affected. Knowledge about the processes that will drive change, and the policies that would help poor people adapt to these changes, remains limited. This is particularly the case for the urban poor who, over the course of the next 25 years, will become the majority of the world’s poor people. In this context, the identification of best practice in how cities are designed, built, managed and occupied will be a key factor in shaping the well-being of the poor.
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2008. [more information]