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    Vertical cities as a solution for land scarcity: the tallest public housing development in Singapore
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2004
    Singapore

    Singapore, whose land area is approximately 660km2, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. In the 2001 Concept Plan, the Urban Redevelopment Authority estimated that Singapore would need 800000 more homes or 6400 ha of land to cater to a projected population of 5.5 million. Considering other competing demands for land resources, the 2001 Concept Plan has suggested constructing taller buildings. Thus, in August 2001, the Housing and Development Board initiated the development of a new 50-storeys public housing design.

  2. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2004
    Cambodia

    This national Policy for the water sector in Cambodia sets out a vision, fundamental principles, current situation and policies regarding development and management of freshwater resources and water demand and supply in Cambodia. The Policy, however, also contains a Chapter on water-related hazards and one on the management of coastal and marine waters. It also states the importance of sanitation for all, addresses water pollution and international aspects of water.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia

    The "Ruhuna Basins" defined for this case study encompass three of the main rivers that flow through ancient Ruhuna, including the longest and most important river in the region, Walawe. The Ruhuna basins are important in the broader Sri Lankan context, the basin being the location of a major hydropower plant, irrigation schemes that make a significant contribution to national food production, and important nature reserves.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Indonesia

    This document is intended for those interested in gathering natural resource information that reflects the needs of local communities. It describes a multidisciplinary survey developed with indigenous communities in the fores-rich landscapes of the Malinau watershed in East Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The final methods reflect a mixture of judgements, compromises and reactions to trials over many months. It is intended that it is useful to readers from diverse backgrounds given the multidisciplinary nature of the procedures described. This is not intended as a manual.

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    Reports & Research
    April, 2004
    Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Western Africa, Middle Africa, Eastern Africa, Central America, South America, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa

    In the months since approval in November 2002, the Challenge Program on Water and Food

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    Indonesia

    The study was based on initial research during 2000 and 2002 in the districts of Kapuas, Central Kalimantan, supplemented with interviews with policy makers in Jakarta during July-August 2001. This paper considers how the decentralization process involves legal and institutional changes that encompass a wide arrary of actors, institutions and levels of government. It raises issues of coordination, negotiation and conflict across multiple levels and jurisdictions.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Nepal, Australia, Vietnam

    El objetivo principal de la Fase 2 es seleccionar los mejores productos, a la vez que se capacita a los miembros del grupo meta a desarrollar sus empresas. Al igual que en la Fase 1, la información se recoge en las cuatro áreas de desarrollo empresarial (mercado/economía, manejo de recursos/medio ambiente, social/institucional y ciencia y tecnología) para identificar oportunidades y limitaciones y seleccionar los productos de mayor potencial.

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