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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 15:00
Urban resource consumption and waste disposal is widely seen as the root cause of many of the world’s environmental problems. Because so much damage has already been done to the world’s ecosystems, and solutions need to be found to reverse it, we need to start thinking of regenerative rather than just sustainable urban development. Since the industrial revolution the process of urbanisation has... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:01
WaterAid Senior Policy Analyst Timeyin Uwejamomere calls on lead agencies including World Bank and UN-HABITAT to reprioritise their water and sanitation expenditure on informal settlements to prevent slum conditions from spreading as urbanisation intensifies. If we are to tackle global poverty we need to refocus on pressing urban needs. We are all too aware that people are relocating to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:00
      Please find attached, the first GENUS newsletter, which includes: The current GENUS activities  Case-studies on: Improved Mobility for the Urban Poor, Waste to Energy and Slum-electrification. Relevant Events List of partners If you, as an expert or organisation, would like to contribute to the newsletter and have your project or event displayed in the newsletter, contact the GENUS... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:11
Hari Krishna Chaudhari is leading towards creating healthy homes by formalising a slogan, "clean environment for healthy life". Now, with the support of Strengthening Water, Air, Sanitation and Hygiene Treasuring Health( SWASHTHA) project that is being implemented in five communities of Tikapur Municipality in partnership with the Municipality, ENPHO, MuAN and Practical Action and financed by EU... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 09:55
Now in its third year, the Resilient Cities series has cemented its position as a milestone event in the field of urban resilience and climate adaptation. Gathering over 500 participants and over 30 endorsing partners from diverse geographical and professional backgrounds, Resilient Cities is an unmissable event. Registration is now open!  For more details, visit the event website.  
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 08:59
European Green Capital 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz' (Spain) plan to revitalise its historic centre is on the right track, with the introduction of an innovative solution to bicycle parking by setting up facilities in refurbished basements. The first of its kind in Spain, the initiative was developed by ARICH, the agency for the integral revitalisation of the city in response to the increase in the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 08:44
By Joshua Zumbrun and Steve Matthews - Feb 10, 2012  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank’s efforts to spur economic growth are being blunted by impediments to mortgage lending, and he called for further steps to heal the housing market. “We have helped lower mortgage rates to the lowest point in many, many decades,” Bernanke told homebuilders today in Orlando, Florida... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 16:41
Why wear "regular" shirt when you can give a gift that's not only Nice, but makes a difference? A big difference.  This Valentine's Day we're partnering once more with Color plus (+), to bring you the finest t-shirt straight from Africa, while supporting the our mission.Our T-shirt will warm your special someone's heart and their story will warm yours.  Price: N2,500 (delievry inclusive within... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:19
The 12th Bureau Members of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) are seeking the establishment of a permanent secretariat to be hosted by Kenya. The request was made at a two-day meeting here earlier this month hosted by Morocco’s Minister of Housing, Urbanisation and Territorial Planning. Officials said that they also discussed a draft constitution and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 16:35
WINDOW ROCK-In the vast 27,425 square mile expanse of the Navajo Nation, infrastructure development is perhaps the greatest challenge families face when it comes to improving their quality of life. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has utilized funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address these needs head-on with the development of electrical power... Read more