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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:57
In 2011 Hamburg will be presenting itself as European Green Capital. The European Commission chose Hamburg over many others as environmentally friendly city, to bear the label Green Capital 2011. This award was the reason for some lawyers in Hamburg, interested in the environment and international environmental law, to found a new Association with the aim to bundle and promote the scientific... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 09:57
From February to March 2011, ICLEI Member City, Hiroshima, Japan worked together with Hiroshima University, Hiroshima Municipal Motomachi Senior High School, and Hiroshima Municipal Technical High School to facilitate environmental information monitoring within the city. The schools participated in experiments sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications which demonstrates... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:55
This conference aims to address the many inter-related aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusion and crime prevention. The meeting will build on the contributions made in previous conferences, which successfully managed to provide an international view of the problems facing modern cities and their solutions. Urban areas produce a series of environmental... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:48
For 12 years Naerus has been supporting innovative processes and sharing thoughts, doubts and lessons about how to orientate and apply research to tackle urban problems of the most vulnerable population. This process has showed us that there are indeed many local initiatives which are more inclusive, fair and respectful towards the planet than the dominant neoliberal model. Nevertheless they have... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:39
The conference welcomes recent researches on urban contexts from many different areas of social sciences, to discuss current theoretical and methodological issues and to promote interdisciplinary and international networking. It is intended that the meeting should be boosted by young researchers who work in urban studies and develop research in the cities - especially those who are studying in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 09:15
The BBC's Jorn Madslien went for a test drive From inside the bubble, the futuristic EN-V feels like a living organism as it slowly rises from a crouching position, before balancing on two wheels as if they were legs. Unlike a motorcycle, which has one wheel in front of the other, the two-seater electric car has one wheel on either side of its flimsy body.The light-weight design makes it as agile... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 16:11
UN-HABITAT was part of the participants at the Cities for Mobility Congress held in Stuttgart, Germany in early July. Speaking at the session, Mr. Christian Schlosser, Chief of UN-HABITAT's Urban Transport Section called for better planning of cities so that the residents can get enough space to move, especially walking. "We need to plan for walk-able streets and active neighborhoods; we should... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 16:03
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director and UN Under Secretary General, called for national urban policies to help countries to face rapid urbanization without economic growth, resulting in increasing poverty and inequality. Clos, who has participated at a Ford Foundation forum marking its 75th anniversary to speak about urban leadership on the global stage, has pointed out that next October... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 15:57
The Vice-President and the Minister for Home Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka; the Commissioner of Prisons, Isaiah S.M. Osugo; Robert Goodwin, Chief of UN-HABITAT Lake Victoria Programme; and S.M.F. Karioki, Chairman of Global Victims Support Programme, have inaugurated a new water and sanitation facility for the staff and inmates of Kisii Prison. The project is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 14:30
Meeting in the Nigerian capital Abuja last week, youth from various African countries laid an emphatic demand on world leaders - justice, dignity and real empowerment. Meeting over three days, the young people deliberated on theme of the First African Urban Youth Assembly 'Youth and Prosperity of Cities.' Discussions at the Assembly sought to inspire, empower and enable youths to learn from a... Read more