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[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:11
London's climate in 2050 could be similar to Barcelona's current climate, with Madrid feeling more like Marrakesh and Seattle more like San Francisco   KUALA LUMPUR - A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding. Climate scientists at the Crowther Lab, a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:45
Basic sanitation remains a key challenge to millions of Kenyans living in informal settlements. With at least 56 percent of the country’s population living in such settlements, according to projections by the UN-Habitat, providing basic amenities to them is a key part of the ongoing national dialogue on inclusive and sustainable growth. These dwellings are characterised by poor infrastructure... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:32
A new study examining the future of work in the U.S. spells bad news for America’s smaller communities and a growing national divide when it comes to jobs. The report, published this week by the McKinsey Global Institute, indicates the nation’s biggest cities are on pace to become significantly larger, richer and more powerful in the coming decade, while the rest of the nation, particularly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:58
Indonesia has just received a US$49.6 million loan from the World Bank to finance the government’s plan to integrate city planning across the nation. The loan, approved by the World Bank’s board of executive directors on Monday, would be used to finance a government project called the National Urban Development Project (NUDP) to improve city planning and make the country benefit from the positive... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:30
Recognizing the importance of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to drive economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, and which encompasses the widely familiar 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries established a new platform--the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development(HLPF)--to boost efforts to achieve the goals. The HLPF meets... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:18
Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences Resource shared key findings of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), which will be launched at the SDG Summit in September. Reminding participants that an independent group of scientists was mandated to “bring together different perspectives in trends of science to inform the 2030 Agenda and to contribute to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:37
What are philanthropic donors thinking about urban resilience? It depends on your definition of urban resilience. Is it advocacy for stronger building codes? Support for preparedness, recovery or mitigation? Training and support of vulnerable populations? Or a combination of all these and many more? At the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), we advise corporations and foundations on how to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:27
The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is the largest and most diverse multi-stakeholder urban forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1993, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has gathered urban stakeholders, engaged policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, NGOs and the private sector to debate and promote innovative solutions to the region’s most critical urban development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:09
Let’s start by a less-than-smart question. What is a smart city and how does one plan for one? Smart City was a term coined to mean cities that use technology and automation to provide better infrastructure. We think about this a bit differently at Mastercard. Use of any new technology needs to ensure that we bring the entire community along to create inclusive, connected and dynamic places to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:19
Indonesia Wooden Furniture Woodcraft has played its part in making the Indian handicraft fortune wealthier and inspite of many environment prevention issues the prospect of the hand crafted furniture sector in Indonesia seems positive. The wood history Woodcarving is an art and India has been a traditional producer of woodcarvings furniture for ages. Production of woodcarving is developed on a... Read more