Focus

13 June 2022

People profile: From Everest to systems analysis

Options Magazine, Summer 2022: Before joining IIASA in 1980, Michael Thompson was a Himalayan mountaineer. Navigating risk in the mountains has influenced his research on risk theory, and environment and development in Nepal.
Himalaya
Mountains carved just above Jay Prithvi Highway in Bajhang district of Sudurpaschim province to build a road

02 February 2021

Roads, landslides, and rethinking development

Prakash Khadka and Wei Liu explain how unbridled, unplanned infrastructure expansion in Nepal is increasing the risk of landslides.