Diane Archer's blog posts

20 June 2018 |

On World Refugee Day Diane Archer looks at how one city in Africa is exploring ways to support its refugee and migrant population.

22 February 2018 |

Diane Archer introduces a new project that aims to identify the key determinants of access to shelter in East Africa's fast-growing urban areas.

15 December 2017 |

From 'natural disasters' causing large-scale destruction to slow-onset crises such as droughts, through to conflict and persecution, the number of people around the world needing humanitarian assistance is growing – and increasingly, they are found in urban areas.

16 November 2017 |

Interactive maps, animation, film and photos capture key project findings in this long read

11 May 2017 |

People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer.

15 November 2016 |

A new book, written by local practitioners and edited by IIED, shows how cities across Asia are applying their own approaches to managing climate change risks, and finds that good governance underpins an effective response.

31 May 2016 |

The way we prepare for and react to humanitarian crises in towns and cities will be enhanced by a more collaborative approach.

23 October 2014 |

Highlighting and assessing the urban impacts of climate change can help cities find a more consistent, multi-level approach to climate adaptation.

30 October 2013 |

Three new studies from Vietnam show how research can help governments devise solutions that help their citizens adapt to the effects of climate change.

Diane Archer's blog posts with other authors

Somsook Boonyabancha and Diane Archer
2 November 2011 |

The floods this year in Thailand have been unprecedented. Floods have now entered parts of Bangkok, the country's capital city, and the fate of the rest of the city hangs in the balance. An extraordinary volume of water – more than 10,000 million cubic metres – somehow needs to get from Thailand's central plains to the sea, with Bangkok standing in the way.