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[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011 - 09:36
On 1 July 2011, the European bank Dexia published a study on trends in subnational public finance in the European Union between 2000 and 2010, with an overview of the finances and institutions of the subnational public sector in the 27 EU member states. This 2011 edition is available in English and French, and presents provisional data for 2010 and a retrospective of the last ten years.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 14:25
Making urban data available is important, but not as important as presenting that data in a digestible way, according to this piece from Change Observer. Phil Patton reviews "Intelligent Cities", a new effort by The National Building Museum, Time magazine and the Rockefeller Foundation to improve urban design and create "smart" cities. "What is critical in making cities “smart” is not just data... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 14:03
The 2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, jointly organized by the Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute at UNC, will consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. The main conference themes include: Freshwater Availability & Climate Change;... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 13:54
The objective of the conference is to bring together experts from different disciplines to present results on describing water resources in arid and semi-arid regions and discriminating among impacts caused by climate change and human activities, to exchange experiences about special methods for water resources assessment and management in these regions and response of eco-hydrology for water... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:31
International Water Week 2011 Amsterdam (IWW 2011 Amsterdam) highlights integrated solutions covering the entire water cycle. The event includes a congress, conferences, excursions to sites where solutions are already at work, and trade shows, where Aquatech and Aquaterra will be present. IWW 2011 Amsterdam aims to promote the integration of knowledge about innovative solutions as regards... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 10:50
The 2011 HELP International Symposium will center on the theme “Building Knowledge Bridges for a Sustainable Water Future”. The aim of the Symposium is to exchange good practices as well as in-depth theoretical analyses to help stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship of this most essential resource. The learning and sharing of good practice experience amongst HELP basins have greatly... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 10:41
The 64th Annual Department of Public Information / Non- Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) Conference will center on the theme, 'Sustainable Societies, Responsive Citizens, DPI'. The conference will focus on contributing to the two-day special session of the General Assembly on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers in December 2011 and begin preparations for input into... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:57
The conference aims to contribute to the Rio+20 process, building on the results of the Official Side Event at the 2nd United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Preparatory Committee (Prepcom2) on “How the Green Economy depends on” organized by UN Water and UNSGAB. The Conference attempts also to respond to some of the concerns of developing countries highlighted for the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:31
The projects across the country having the biggest impact on the feel and function of cities are more often than not the work of landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. From the High Line in New York City to the new Steel Yard park in Providence, landscape architects are bringing about projects that are having a huge impact on cities, writes ASLA -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 17:43
Situated 65 km West from Seoul, Songdo, the greenest business hub in the world, should be completed by 2015. According to Gale International, the developer, green “instant-cities” are the answer to the frenetic urbanization taking place in developing countries. The Songdo International Business District project, expected to cost about 35 billion dollars, is one of the most expensive development... Read more

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