No eviction without relocation: This was one of the first policy pronouncements of President Duterte immediately after his election last May. [...] That first policy pronouncement hints at Mr. Duterte’s understanding of the crucial role that housing plays in poverty reduction. Indeed, housing is crucial to poverty reduction for several reasons. For one, a sturdy house protects not only property but also people’s health and safety so that they can pursue productive activities and improve their quality of life.
2016-08-26 | opinion.inquirer.netRead More
CITIES are major contributors to the emissions that cause climate change, but given their resources they also have a key role to play in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Working in partnership, universities can help them achieve this, writes Piyushi Kotecha. African urban populations are set to triple over the next 50 years, putting urbanisation at the heart of Africa’s future growth and development trajectory. At the same time, however, African cities are home to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world when it comes to climate change impacts.
2016-08-24 | bdlive.co.zaRead More
People who regularly attend religious services are more likely to be seen as an upstanding member of the community than those who take part in more dramatic displays of religious devotion – such as walking over hot coals, being stabbed with a spear or becoming possessed – according to a new study. Dr Eleanor Power, of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, [...] found people were more likely to be viewed as generous, hard-working, trustworthy and a source of good advice if they often went to church or temple – even by atheists or people of a different faith.
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