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[ 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
[ 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