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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:56
This report on the state of Asian and Pacific cities is the second in the series first published by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and ESCAP (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) in 2010 then 2011. Building on the findings and baseline data provided in the 2010 report, and in capturing both rapid change and new policy... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 09:44
The newly adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals include an important pledge to harness information and communications technologies (ICTs) to advance women’s empowerment, as well as a commitment to connect everyone in Least Developed Countries to the Internet by 2020. However, until now, estimates of the “digital divide” between women and men in use of the Internet and other ICTs have been... Read more
Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:29
Why has this report been written? This report seeks to stimulate the much-needed discussion on developing a better approach to assisting people in urban areas that have been affected by protracted armed conflict. It combines current research with over three decades of ICRC experience in urban areas, deriving information through focus groups and individual interviews as well as from in-depth... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:41
South Asia’s urban population grew by 130 million people between 2001 and 2011, and it is forecast to rise by almost 250 million more in the next 15 years. The region has already started to see the economic growth and poverty-reduction benefits associated with urbanization; if managed properly, further urbanization offers the potential for more prosperous andlivable cities. To confirm this... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:38
Atlases educate, illustrate and illuminate our dynamic world In our inaugural Transforming World Atlas we have produced a series of maps to highlight BofA Merrill Lynch’s favorite cyclical and secular investment themes based on our Transforming World framework: Themes 1. People – the allocation of scarce human resources 2. Earth – the allocation of scarce natural resources 3. Innovation – the... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:56
In September 2015, world leaders will meet to adopt a universal and transformative agenda for sustainable development, with a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at its core. The scientific community has provided valuable guidance in the formulation of the SDGs, and it will needto remain closely engaged as the world moves towards implementing the new agenda and reviewing our progress. The... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:35
This publication is a special collaboration between Krytyka Polityczna, the European Cultural Foundation and ECF Labs, with Subtopia (Sweden), Les Têtes de l’Art (France), Oberliht (Moldova), Culture2Commons (Croatia) and Platoniq (Spain), partners in our action-research network: Connected Action for the Commons. Together, we strive for a new understanding of what the commons means to us in... Read more
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:10
Globally, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic crashes every year. This number is expected to keep rising as vehicle fleets grow, to become the 5th largest cause of death by 2030. The majority of these deaths happen in and around urban areas, disproportionately affecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The percentage of the world’s residents living in cities is also... Read more
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 19:07
            Content Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Design”   Ying Zhang, Yuanyi Zhang and Anrong Dang Editorial Introduction Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Design”   Tiyao SUI-QUI and Hong LENG Review on the Development of a Sustainability Indicator System in Agenda 21 for Tourism in Mexico   Kuan-Hua Huang and Jen-Te Pai A Study on Promotion Mechanisms and the Future of Government-led... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 08:36
A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot includes photos and essays exploring man's complicated relationship with the planet. The book “presents the stark reality of a world transformed by human action, action that threatens our future and... Read more