NSUS Annual Policy Meeting

The NSUS Project Annual Policy Meeting is an opportunity to involve academics, policy makers and stakeholders in a discussion about strategic priorities related to urban and land management in the Caribbean.

This year’s meeting titled ‘Establishing a Policy and Research Agenda for the Urban Sector in the Caribbean‘, is focused on building an urban agenda for the Caribbean which responds to the most pressing development, infrastructure and institutional challenges in the region.

Two papers have been drafted as part of the activities of this project and will be presented as part of the working sessions throughout this meeting.  The first of which, formally a working policy paper titled Towards A Caribbean Urban Agenda’ by; Hebe Verrest, Asad Mohammed and Sarah Moorcroft, explores critical issues in urban and land management and attempts to identify priority themes to direct academic, policy and professional activities in the Caribbean. The second paper, formally a technical working paper titled; Strengthening the Development and Application of Urban Profiling Methodologies: A Review of Urban Profiling in the Caribbean‘ by Asad Mohammed and Dellarue Howard reviews some international urban assessment methodologies and brings forward especially relevant themes, indicators and suggestions for the creation of a Caribbean urban profiling tool.

For detailed information including the official programs and information about the presentations and working sessions of this meeting you can download the NSUS annual meeting program.  To find out more about the NSUS project, you can navigate towards our NSUS Project Page where you can find photo-galleries, publications and links to other databases.


A Selected Urban Assessment and Profiling Bibliography

The technical study assessment of existing profiling studies, which aims to review the various methodologies used worldwide and to compile the findings of the exercises conducted in the Caribbean is currently underway.

As part of the NSUS project, the preliminary findings were presented at the first Technical Advisory Group meeting held on November 22-23rd in Suriname.

Prior to the release of the Technical Working Paper on Urban Assessment Methodologies, we are happy to present the primary bibliographic resources collated for the exercise.

  1. General Urban Development and Management
  2. City Profiles
  3. Urban Assessment Indicators
  4. Specfic Urban Assessments and Profiling Programmes :
  • Localizing the MDGs,
  • localizing Agenda 21/Sustainable Cities,
  • City Consultation,
  • Rapid Urban Profiling for Sustainability RUPS
  • Disaster assessment
  • Commonwealth City Assessment
  • Safer cities programme
  • Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Cities
  • Cities Alliance

NB: when no link is provided, the document is only available in hard copy.

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