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[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:45
The 2011 SALGA National Conference will focus on the theme "Building Municipal and Social Cohesion for quality and sustainable services: 2011 and beyond". Up to 3000 delegates are expected to attend the National Conference including: The President of the Republic of South Africa and the Deputy President; Cabinet Ministers & the Premier of  the host province; Senior Officials from National... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:32
The Peace and Sport International Forum acts as a platform for international cooperation to reinforce synergies between world sports governing bodies, governments, international organisations, sports champions, civil society and the private sector. This forum has become the essential event in the diary of all stakeholders who strive to use sport to promote and build sustainable peace in... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:25
The 2012 IFHP World Congress will focus on the theme The inclusive city in a global world,  with special focus on the social dimension. The congress will have two main orientations: i) How can urban planners and developers, along with other actors, help to counter the increasing social segregation in our cities? ii) Many large cities in the world are facing major urban transformation projects,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:14
In the first six months of 2011 the Cities for Active Inclusion partners have focussed their research activities on the topic of active inclusion of young people. 9 city reports on the main trends, good practices and challenges for municipalities in integrating disadvantaged youths are now available. Produced under Eurocities’ Cities for Active Inclusion (EUROCITIES-NLAO) strand of work, these... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:08
A new Canadian study should be of interest to any urban cyclist concerned about his/her health. The study shows what is apparent to most cyclists already - smoking tailpipes, especially from diesel trucks and buses, can have serious health impacts. The Chronicle provides a San Francisco-based article on the study "published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (that) shows a link... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:03
Shanghai in its 12th Five-Year Plan is modeling seven new satellite cities as suburbs to alleviate the density in the city center. Shanghai government's plan shows by including quality of life services in the new cities such as "schools, hospitals and cultural centers," people will leave urban areas and move toward the suburbs. "The goal for the Songjiang New City, the biggest among the seven... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 18:15
Each year’s Meeting is a premier leadership summit focused on the tools that sustainable cities are actively using. Participants from the public, NGO, and private sectors engage in a lively discussion on how to “connect the dots” across key sectors: building systems, energy and water resources, mobility, and finance. One highlight is the showcasing of best practices developed inside the "living... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 16:25
Business in London's city centre are counting the costs of riots in the city centre last night, which saw over 200 anti-capitalist protesters arrested following sustained clashes with riot police. The disturbances, centralised around Trafalgar Square, followed a largely peaceful march with over 250,000 people demonstrating against what they saw as an overtly aggressive plan of spending cuts from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 11:33
Travelling on the refurbished Nairobi Thika highway — sections of which are still under construction — one gets a glimpse of the future of road transport in Kenya. What comes to mind, probably, are the benefits of reduced time and lower fuel use. Not forgetting that farmers from as far away as Murang’a and the resource rich Rift Valley will easily deliver farm produce to Nairobi and other food-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 09:18
The city of Düsseldorf has reported regular acts of violence that have been witnessed by passers-by who did not intervene. It seems that many people don’t know how to intervene efficiently without putting themselves in danger. However, a small gesture such as making an emergency call or alerting other passers-by can often have an important impact. Stakeholders agree that only a long-term plan... Read more