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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:17
The new country of Southern Sudan, officially declaring its independence in July, will have help from the national development arm of South Korea in building a proposed new capital city. The state-run developer has pledged to serve as the main consultant in the process of building what's proposed to be a brand new city. "Under the agreement with the government of Southern Sudan, LH Corp said it... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 16:04
The conference will bring together academics and practitioners at the intersection of economics, planning, and engineering in the fields of transport and land use. In addition to presentations based on rigorously peer-reviewed papers, the conference program will include confirmed plenary presentations from. a) Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Department of Economics,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 15:57
The Tonkin’s inaugural Smart Cities 2011 conference will center around the theme Architecture, Property, Construction, Planning & Infrastructure. It will show you the most value-driven, cost-effective and practical strategies for designing sustainable city standards. Our Smart Cities conference will bring together leading industry speakers and delegates to seek, develop, and exchange views on... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 15:49
The 7th Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) hosted by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Singapore brings together scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines in the field of intercultural relations. The conference theme “Leadership in the Multicultural World” seeks to explore new frontiers in leadership theory, method and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 10:10
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, joined ESADE Business School Professor Javier Solana, and personalities from a range of cities around the world for a day of talks earlier this month on the implications of a rapidly urbanizing world. Source: UN-HABITAT
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 10:02
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on Wednesday June 22, graced the opening of the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum with a clarion call for the urgent need for a green economy and a comprehensive framework for its implementation. She made the appeal in opening remarks to some 700 delegates gathered at the Bangkok headquarters of the United Nations Economic and Social... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:43
More than 77 countries and representatives of international organizations including UN-HABITAT attended the annual meeting of the African Development Bank early June in a new quest for sustainable growth on the continent. In his opening speech, the Bank President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, emphasized the need to promote growth that benefits everyone. The theme of the gathering was, "Towards an agenda... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 13:47
Los Angeles, Cincinnati and San Francisco are tackling major urban problems quickly and effectively. This post argues that Seattle can learn much from these efforts. As Seattle battles over whether to build a new waterfront tunnel, this post argues that it can learn a lot from three problem-solving cities. "Is this extreme? Is this harmless? Is Seattle fiddling while its economy and its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 09:52
The Asia Pacific region experienced more than its fair share of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011; but what impact have these events had on attitudes to BCM in the region, and what lessons have been learned? Ernst & Young, Australia, has provided a paper which explores these questions. Highlights: - The resolve of leaders has been strengthened to drive the development of business... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:03
Construction has begun on a new park beneath a Toronto freeway overpass. The Toronto Star's Christopher Hume says the park will change the city forever. Known as "Underpass Park", the space is expected to complete construction by the end of the year. "Though it remains a sea of mud, the land’s enormous potential is easy to see. From a planning perspective, however, the problem is what to do with... Read more

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