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[ Event ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 02:36
Community Hammock. Dressing the trees in a pop-up experiment of performative urbanism. In this work, trees are explored in their relationship with people and open urban spaces, creating a temporary ecology of public space, and triggering speculative environmental reflections. Based on spatial connections seen from a three-dimensional scanning of the site. Fabric lines connect the trees and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:28
Project partners PetroEnergy Resources Corp, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. announce they have signed a energy sales agreement for electricity to be generated from the 20 MW Maibarara geothermal project expected to go online by September 2013. Please read full story below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:08
When the ‘Back to the Future’ films first hit our screens in the late 1980s, the futuristic predictions of hover cars and virtual trips seemed like they were light years away. But now, thanks to GIS, it seems like a slice of futuristic fantasy is just around the corner. Real-time virtual trips through foreign cities and mountain-top vistas with digital arrows pointing to top restaurants and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:58
The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO and the support of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" has been launched by The Destree Institute and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:39
Coastal ecosystems are among the most productive on earth; approximately 2.8 billion people – over 40% of the total global population – live in coastal cities. We face significant present and future challenges in managing the natural assets of coastal regions as the planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. This has significant implications for the coastal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:47
As is sadly the case in a number of countries in West Africa, war has played a deeply destabilizing role in the development of Liberia. Violent conflict from 1989 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2003 has left Liberia one of the poorest nations in the world.  That said, the nation is beginning to turn its fate around, and work towards lasting sustainable development. Next month’s election -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:28
This year’s World Habitat Award winners and finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 1.1 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups. 1. Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement, MEXICO A community initiated neighbourhood... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:57
Today, “safer cities” and “cities free of violence” are buzz terms in the development community, accompanied by a growing understanding that urban safety goes beyond the installation of street lights and, instead, requires a holistic approach that includes access to dignified housing, sanitation and health services, and public policies that recognize women’s disproportionate vulnerability to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:37
The theme for this year's Forum will be 'Making Innovation Happen for a Sustainable World', with a conference programme that aims to generate inspiration and knowledge transfer across energy sectors and geographical regions whilst focusing on actually finding solutions to turn the big ideas into feasible results. The Forum will create a central hub for international business and government... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:35
Dear Colleagues,   unfortunately the documents we have for our CCCI activities in Indonesia (Pekalongan and Bajarmasin) cannot be uploaded because they extend the max size.   Please indicate if you need these documents so I can send them to you bilaterally.   Thank you in advance