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[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:10
The location of parked cars can either destroy walkability or enhance it, writes urbanist Steve Mouzon. Forcing cars off the street damages urbanism and the environment in different ways, writes Mouzon, depending on whether they're parked in front of the building, beside it, or behind it. Surface parking and parking decks damage both in their own ways as well. On-street parking, on the other... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 19:43
The 5th Annual Opportunity Green is the largest B2B multidisciplinary sustainability conference, bringing together today's leading companies and visionaries, and showcasing the authentic players, sought-after opportunities and profound innovations driving today's new green economy. From Fortune 500 powerhouses to inventive startups, Opportunity Green attracts over 1000 professionals and executive... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:18
EcoMobility Changwon 2011 will provide you with fresh, visionary and enriching perspectives on sustainable urban mobility. Renowned transportation experts from around the globe will present some of the world’s best case studies, and participants will learn how to kick start and implement good policies while engaging in fruitful debates about mobility for the future of sustainable cities. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:44
World Sustainable Building Conference addresses new opportunities for: Improving quality of life; Mitigating effects of climate change; and Making new business. The aim of the World Sustainable Building Conference in Helsinki is to share leading knowledge, and also to find new solutions which can enhance sustainable ways of living and working within built environments. To improve our current... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:33
London property investment is currently being driven by anticipation for next year's Olympic Games. This is the opinion of Peter Mindenhall, researcher at, who pointed out: "Under the present circumstances London as a whole does present a very strong case as far as property investment is concerned across most sectors, providing [that] for the time being, the relative short-term is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:21
Singapore Management University (SMU) is establishing a research lab for developing cloud-based IT solutions for cities across the globe, and especially in Asia. In a first in the Asia-Pacific region, SMU has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for “integrating cloud technology with the relevant business know-how to create urban management IT solutions... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:59
World Class Cities is the industry event for 2011 where you can network with mayors, local government decision makers and key clients about how they plan to transform their urban environments into more sustainable and liveable cities for the future. The event will: i) Connect you with Mayors and urban development directors who driving forward with innovative and sustainable developments; ii) Put... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:50
The conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars, as well as methods for assessing and measuring sustainability of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:44
The Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress (APCC) brings together key cycling experts, researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. The APCC will provide a forum for industry networking, developing technical approaches to cycleway planning and discussing strategies for reaching critical velocity in cycling mode share. The congress will feature top-tier international keynote speakers and industry... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:19
The Melbourne transition from a sprawling and car-dominated urban area to a compact and sustainable one is a long-term process, extending from the nineties to the decades to come. Now considered as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne is raising environmental standards for its present and future building stock. Melbourne has inherited from a “new world city” grid: much of the... Read more