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Think Urban and Learn from the City: Exploring Urban Dimensions of Humanitarianism

Camillo Boano, Ricardo Martén

Report/paper, 24 pages

The UCLP was established on the assumption that the humanitarian sector had a poor understanding of the urban context and needed to improve the manner in which it operated in urban spaces. This paper by Camillo Boano and Ricardo Martén of UCL puts forward principles for a better understanding of urban contexts through a cross-disciplinary approach. They argue that the humanitarian sector could greatly benefit from concepts and ideas that have become established in other fields, for example in urban studies, urban geography, and urban design, and which have, as yet, failed to intersect with humanitarianism.

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  • IIED code: G04286
  • Published: Dec 2017 - Urban Crises Learning Partnership (UCLP)
  • Theme: Urban
  • Language: English

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Boano, C and Martén, R (2017) Think Urban and Learn from the City: Exploring Urban Dimensions of Humanitarianism. Summary Report. Urban Crises Learning Partnership (UCLP).

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Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises.

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Urban Crises Learning Fund

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