Diane Archer's blog posts

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.