Category Archives: Affiliated Researcher Program

“Social Sustainability”: Clarity is in the Context

Freya Kristensen is a PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development. Her work examines how international municipal sustainability networks influence policy learning around sustainability. She is … Continue reading

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The Green Dividend of Social Sustainability

Freya Kristensen is the most recent addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program.  A PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development, her work examines how international municipal … Continue reading

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Sustainable Urban Resilience: A Contradiction in Terms?

A great blog from Alex Aylett, our Research Director. ~ ~ David Bello, Associate Editor over at Scientific American, has an interesting post up today looking at the supposed tensions between “resilience” and “sustainability”. His argument in a nutshell is … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture and Resilient Food Systems in Dar es Salaam

This week, Afton Halloran (SCI Affiliated Researcher) will be in Göttingen, Germany, presenting the results of her research on urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Afton’s work will be featured as part of the annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical … Continue reading

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Surviving in a Floodplain: Adapting to Risk and Vulnerability in Dakar

Clara Ganemtore (SCI Affiliated Researcher) has recently completed her field work on flood risk responses in Dakar (Senegal). In this entry she provides an overview of her principle case study site (the suburb of Pekine) as well as a preview … Continue reading

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Building a Holistic Measure of Urban Sustainability

Welcome to Li Shen, the latest addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program. Li is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan. Using an innovative combination of GIS techniques, statistical analysis and survey … Continue reading

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Flood Risk and Urban Resilience in Dakar

Clara Ganemtore is SCI’s most recent addition to our Affiliated Researcher Program.  She is studying regional and urban planning at the London School of Economics. Her work centres on urban resilience to environmental threats. Based on a case study of … Continue reading

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