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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 17:34
The Tianjin Eco-City project aims to serve as a legacy for future generations by creating an environmentally friendly, economically viable, and energy efficient urban area. As climate change becomes an increasingly alarming global issue, this project could serve as a valuable model in creating future sustainable developments throughout Asia and the world at large. Born through a partnership... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 14:46
Technological developments have an impact on the organisation and operation of our governments and societies. In this process, the archival institutions have an important responsibility as the custodians of effectively organised and accessible information. With this in mind, the International Council on Archives (ICA) invites you to the 2012 International Council on Archives Congress! During the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 12:28
The Local Renewables 2011 conference will focus on “Green Buildings and the Future of Sustainable Urban Development”. Organised by Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the conference will look at the evolving role of renewable energy in sustainable buildings, both from a technological and city development point of view. More specifically, the conference will focus on: •    The political... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 12:15
The  44th EAROPH Regional Planning Conference will center on the theme, 'Managing Urban Growth; Challenges for Small Cities'. It will focus on Managing natural resources and climate change; Provision of adequate homes for cities citizens, provision and maintenance of cities infrastructures and assets; and Pivotal role of effective and good governance towards sustainable development. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:49
The Asia Pacific Diligence SDN BHD has organized a series of conferences and workshops in August and September, 2011. These are in the fields of: Real Estate and Construction; Communication / Administration; Finance; Human Resource / CRM; Information Technology; and Legal. For details, please follow the link below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:02
The Horn of Africa region is facing what seems to be the worst drought in 60 years. This has led to famine in parts or Somalia. In Kenya, millions are surviving on emergency relief food and malnutrition is widespread. The weathermen have predicted that the drought will get worse than it gets better. This dire situation informed the launch of Kenyans for Kenya Drought Relief Initiative; a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 15:23
A total of 77,138 hectares has been allocated to livestock development in Rufiji District in the Coast Region in an effort to implement an environmental conservation policy through a village land use management programme, it was learnt here yesterday. Deputy minister for Livestock Development and Fisheries Benedict ole Nangoro told the House in Dodoma that the government has invested Sh250... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:32
A mass-burn incinerator sits along the Seine River in downtown Paris quietly turning the city’s garbage into ash. Embassies in Copenhagen are a block away from a waste-to-energy plant. In Switzerland, 30 incinerators dot mostly densely populated valleys of the country. People usually don’t even know they’re there, said Metro Vancouver director and Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt. Metro is pointing to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 16:28
Traffic safety is an emerging issue in China, and officials are treating drunk driving, the cause of more than 50% of traffic fatalities, severely - so much so that a new business is flourishing: chauffeur service. While the thrust of the article is describing the new chauffeur service, also stimulated by the traffic control measure of doubling the parking rates in downtown Beijing, it describes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 16:19
Student designer Alexander Vittouris won a design award for his bicycle made out of bamboo. What's so special about that? Vittouris shaped the frame as it grew so it needed no assembly. Vittouris calls it a "grown vehicle". From the project description: "The foundation of the 'Ajiro' concept is to provide wholly sustainable personal mobility by reassessing production methods; considering the... Read more