Log in

Create a user profile using your existing professional profile on LinkedIn, Academia, or ResearchGate.


Alternatively, register a username and password to start an account.


By creating an account you will be able to contribute articles, engage in discussion groups, network with fellow professionals and businesses, and receive interest-related alerts.

Forgot Password

Please enter your email address below and you will receive a temporary link to re-activate your account

Browse by Sector


Discover recently shared resources applicable to particular sectors from our library within the urban development environment.

Built environment

The manmade environments that provide for human activity. This may include the science, engineering and technology used to develop the physical landscapes.

Construction

The construction industry is driven by various stakeholders; influencing the associated regulations, and best-practices used to develop the built environment.

Energy

The types of energy production and supply for settlements, and concerns of supply security and climate change mitigation via sustainable energy technologies.

Finance

The financial institutions, such as banks and credit providers, that are physically present in settlements as well as having social and economic impacts on society.

Health

The physical buildings that play a role in the well-being of citizens; including hospitals and clinics, and the associated infrastructure required.

Human settlements

The places where people perform activities associated with livelihoods. Settlements will vary with respect to size, location, structure, form, function and inhabitants. This sector includes housing.

ICT

Information and communication technology refers to networks and telecommunications, and the impact of increased access to information on human settlements.

Land

The geographic natural resource that is given value and associated ownership. This may refer to urban, rural, or peri-urban spaces and is not limited to specific land-uses.

Natural environment

The natural environment refers to all natural systems including living species, weather, climate, and natural resources affecting, or affected by, human settlements.

LOAD MORE

Become a Contributor