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[ News ] Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 13:14
Furniture is important part for home due to functionality and aesthetic factor. The examples of furniture are chair, coffee table, cabinet, bed, etc. The model, design, and functionality depend on the room type and utilization. Teak garden furniture Indonesia industry provides many kind of furniture with the top quality, especially wooden-based product to fulfill whatever preference. You will get... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 13:01
The Hague is the latest city to join the World Council on City Data (WCCD), a global network of data-driven cities. The WCCD uses standardised metrics to find innovative solutions to shared challenges. The Hague’s membership will assist the city to compare best practices with others. Speaking from Toronto, WCCD President and CEO, Dr Patricia McCarney, officially welcomed The Hague to the network... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:00
Nairobi, 26 September 2017 – Registration for the world’s premier conference on cities and urbanization, the World Urban Forum, has now opened. UN-Habitat, which coordinates the biennial event, is inviting stakeholders and partners from across the spectrum to register for attendance for the ninth such conference which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2018. The World Urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:29
A key tool for African cities dealing with complexities such as informal settlements or tight restrictions on land ownership will be updating the continent’s archaic urban laws and legal process — much of which remains mired in colonial-era regulations that were never relevant in the African context in the first place, according to a new guidebook. Governance particularly in sub-Saharan Africa... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:54
The Transport Systems Catapult, a UK technology and innovation centre, has announced the launch of the Intelligent Mobility Data Hub, which provides a secure platform for transport organisations to allow access to and analyse their data. The hub stores data sets from government organisations, transport and technology businesses, offering insights into road travel and haulage patterns. “In dense... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:49
Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay. The rise of big data analytics and mobile technology should spur development, they assert, transforming... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 16:19
The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The theme for World Habitat Day 2 October 2017 is Housing Policies: Affordable Homes. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 14:30
There is clear consensus in the development community that local governance represents both a major challenge and a distinct opportunity. Local governments have long been the hub for economic development and social inclusion and their capacity to deliver services is integral in preparing them to best manage demographic shifts. Yet across the developing world, this capacity is being tested like... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:29
NEW DELHI, India, Sep 25 2017 (IPS) - Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns. Degrading land productivity, deepening impacts of changes in climate, conflict, and food insecurity, poverty and lack of livelihood opportunities are... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 15:17
The Telegraph's Britain's Smart Cities conference will take place on October 10, 2017. City leaders and smart cities experts will engage in vibrant debate providing unique insights into the latest thinking and demonstrating new benchmarks for the industry. DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9am - 5:30pmVENUE:The Crystal, London The Crystal is a 5 minute walk from Royal Victoria station... Read more