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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:29
The Strategic Urban and Economic Planning seminar - offered by Galilee International Management Institute - aims to impart appropriate policies and advanced tools for creating a balanced economic growth and social development in urban centres. The seminar focuses on improving urban land management and infrastructure, municipal finance, administration, economic planning, industrial &... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:41
Morocco has been chosen as the first location for a German-led, €400bn project to build a vast network of solar and windfarms across North Africa and the Middle East to provide 15% of Europe's electricity supply by 2050. The Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII), a coalition of companies including E.ON, Siemens, Munich Re and Deutsche Bank, announced at its annual conference being held in Cairo on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:13
If Calgary could build a safe community — a place where crime is all but eliminated — what would it look like? Police and city hall have struggled with this elusive question for decades. Some aren’t sure it can even be done. Perhaps not. But criminologist Nikki Filipuzzi insists that better urban planning decisions could dramatically break the cycle of crime in many neighbourhoods and help curb... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 09:26
After almost four hours of discussion, including plenty of enthusiastic feedback from the public, the San Jose City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up Tuesday night to a new blueprint that outlines the way San Jose should grow over the next three decades. In a 9 to 0 vote, the council accepted the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan -- a report that will guide the city's future land use by... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:27
Montreal, 31 October 2011 – Benin, on 28 October 2011, became the sixty-sixth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the thirty-sixth signatory of the Nagoya -- Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:15
Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your active participation in the Introductory Training to the Urban Gateway! Your feedback has been immensely useful in advancing the development and improvements on the Gateway as evidenced by a number of issues already being resolved by our developer, Public Zone. The remaining issues are currently under review. With respect to our training schedule, it is with... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 - 12:38
Montreal, 19 October 2011 – The contribution of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea: The Living Ocean and Coast was discussed in Seoul on 14 October 2011 at a meeting between Mr. Samuel Koo, United Nations Co-Commissioner-General for the Expo, and Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Also in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:02
A team of graduate students led by Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) Associate Research Scholar Jacqueline Klopp completed analysis of systems of governance over land in Cairo, Egypt. An article summarizing their findings is available on the CSUD website: Land, Legitimacy and Governance in Contemporary Cairo.  Full findings and report will be presented and available at a conference... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 09:58
For enhancing school students' awareness towards rational use, conservation and protection of water resources in the Arab region, the UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO) supported the preparation of informal water education material for school students addressing different target groups. The developed material covered the upper elementary, intermediate and secondary school age groups promoting the concept... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 09:46
The Government of Kenya has banned fishing along the Kenya-Somalia border as the military intensifies its operation against the Al-Shabaab militia and piracy. Coast Provincial Police Officer Aggrey Adoli said the decision arrived at on Thursday by the provincial security and intelligence committee is intended to protect Kenyan fishermen operating along the border areas. “No fishing activities... Read more

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