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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 18:02
The World Habitat Day commemoration were held at the Vice President's Palace on October 3, 2011. The Minister of Public Works and the Vice President gave a speech on the topic and Indonesia's approach and achievements in housing and human settlements in light of climate change. During the occasion, the Minister of Public Works presented awards to the winners of the National Photography Contest... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 17:26
The Sixth session of the biennial World Urban Forum will be held in the ancient Italian city of Naples. The theme of the Forum is The Urban Future. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. In the space of a few... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:56
"The world today is facing ever increasing threats from a wide array of natural hazards which are increasing costs in human lives and loss of public assets. According to UN-HABITAT it is estimated that by 2050 there could be as many as 200 million people displaced by environmental disasters worldwide, many of whom will be forced from their homes by rising sea levels and the increased frequency of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:00
UN-HABITAT Representation Office to the European Union and Belgium has celebrated the World Habitat Day 2011 in a high-level event hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and chaired by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Isabelle Durant. The event was attended by experts from European institutions, Ambassadors, academics, civil society representatives and the media.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 15:35
This is a festival organized in Brazil meant for kids who are 6 - 14 years to build solidarity, friendship and unity for peace and love among them. The children will perform cultural displays of crafts, dance and music to a diverse audience made ​​up of families, other children, teenagers, authorities invited and interested institutions. And besides, while some are involved with cultural displays... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:28
L'Institut Foyer Du Savoir (Home of Knowledge) officially broke ground August 26 2011, preceded by a quick speech, prayer and promise made by the owner Pastor Wilkesse Dorcinvil. Architecture for Humanity Regional Program Manager Eric Cesal recounts the afternoon, which could be described as "modestly majestic." NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:14
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has featured the folks behind our school construction projects in Haiti: Élie Dubois, Dignité and Bon Berger Montrouis! Below is the feature. NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:08
Joined by funders, partners and members of the local community the Santo Community Development Plan broke ground September 15, 2011. A humble gathering under a tent in the middle of a construction site was present to celebrate an important moment in the reconstruction of Léogâne and Haiti. The Santo Community Development Plan is the largest permanent reconstruction project in the region worst... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:51
Ring beams, elevated slabs, bamboo screens and high water tables. Almost sounds like a fast food menu, but rest assured, this is the latest progress report from the Haiti School Initiative. A synopsis on school construction status follows, with exhaustive coverage of construction and communities available on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:36
The Young Water Professionals Conference under the theme "Water for tomorrow: A collective responsibility" will provide a forum for professionals - especially the young - working in water and wastewater research, technology and management to present their work and share their experience on the role of different stakeholders in ensuring that this fundamental resource is preserved for the next... Read more

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