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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 11:12
The cards dealt to the energy storage industry are looking better now than in the past. Here are three of them, all played because of the growing presence of Smart Grid technologies that enable solutions and policies that encourage energy storage markets. 1. A recent UN report titled “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011” highlighted $211 Billion spent worldwide in renewable energy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 11:02
Singapore and the World Bank are helping the Vietnamese city of Danang plan its urban transport system. The Temasek Foundation, the World Bank and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise signed an agreement Tuesday enabling Danang government officials to learn from Singapore's experience. The Temasek Foundation will provide a grant of close to S$1 million towards the project. The collaboration is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 10:46
While much has been made about the challenges that arise with large-scale power plants attempting to connect to the U.S. power grid through transmission and substations, relatively little has been said when it comes to smaller-scale renewable energy projects, such as community wind projects, trying to do the same. Community wind projects, developments owned by co-ops or by local communities that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 10:29
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a five-year, $18.5 million grant to fund a new Engineering Research Center (ERC) to re-invent the country’s urban water infrastructure, which is seeing increasing challenges from age, population growth and the effects of climate change. The new center, called the NSF ERC for Re-inventing America’s Urban Water Infrastructure, will be led by... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 19:11
Australian Habitat Studies (Aus-HS) is pleased to announce the following 6 international training workshops to be held in various parts of the world from August to December 2011.  For the last 10 years, Aus-HS has been conducting international capacity building workshops for national, provincial and local officials, elected representatives, members of boards, personnel of projects as well as... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 16:02
The World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. It is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. The 2011 World Water Week will focus on the theme, "Responding to Global Changes -Water in an Urbanising World." Pre-registration is required to participate in the conference. Please click... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 14:32
National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) would like to welcome you to the 12th International Housing & Home Warranty Conference which brings together warranty organisations, home builders and housing professionals from across the world, providing an opportunity to discuss challenges in the international market for the provision of new homes and share best practice on addressing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 11:48
Cab advance booking is now available round-the-clock in Sharjah for 2,700 vehicles, representing 65 per cent of the targeted taxis in Sharjah city, according to a senior official. Mohammed Alburaimi, Manager of Cab Booking Dispatch System, said the automatic booking gadgets, known as Internal Vehicle Devices (IVD), would be fitted in 4,000 of the 5,614 vehicles of the five franchise companies... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 10:54
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) on Sunday, 24th july 2011, unveiled the Baniyas and South Wathba Revitalisation Master Plan to accommodate 50,000 people, most of them Emiratis, in both regions in two decades. Baniyas and South Wathba are located south-west of Abu Dhabi Island around 20km off the city. The overall planning area in both regions consists of an approximately 7,000 hectares... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 - 14:43
International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) is the international organization of urban form for researchers and practitioners. It was inaugurated in 1994, bringing together urban morphologists worldwide. It seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment. ISUF 2011 will explore the contributions of Urban Morphology to current debates on cities and key... Read more

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