China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

August 3, 2012
Shah Jawad Shamir
China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

When I was visiting China few years ago, I noticed an interesting housing project in the outskirts of Beijing. Out of curiosity I asked my tour guide about them and to my surprise, I learned that they were slums.
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Surviving tornadoes: Vulnerabilities and resilience among the extreme poor in the coastal region

August 10, 2012
Shah Jawad Shamir
Surviving tornadoes: Vulnerabilities and resilience among the extreme poor in the coastal region

The South-West coastal region of Bangladesh is unique for its environmental characteristics. It is vulnerable to natural and climate change-related disasters such as floods, cyclones, tornadoes, tidal surges, storm surges, river bank and coastal erosion.
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