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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 15:48
Deutsche Bank recently released the 8th edition of its annual survey of global prices and living standards from various cities and countries. Among the many different categories analyzed was the price of public transportation in 55 major cities. The research uncovered a major disparity in the cost of a monthly ticket and it ranged from $89 in Berlin to just $15 in Buenos Aires on average.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 15:41
Carbon credits for forests have been around for more than 25 years. Why hasn’t anyone developed credits for our city trees? Aren’t our city trees valuable, yet declining in number? Don’t the city forests need funding so that our cities can be sustainable? The answer to all of these questions is: Yes. 35,000,000 That’s the number of trees lost per year in urban and community areas in the U.S.,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 15:36
t the intersection of Africa’s urbanisation, employment, economic growth, cultural and environmental imperatives sit the question of infrastructure. Traditionally, development policy would simply advocate for the roll-out of modern network infrastructure, through, first, a focus on governance reform so that the country in question could be sufficiently credit-worthy to access the requisite... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 15:27
The head of Chinese delegation, Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Joyce Msuya, Acting Head of UN Environment, jointly announced that China will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with a theme of air pollution. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:50
Although today’s U.S. labor market is strong and unemployment is low, many working-age American remain marginalized. As communities across the country grapple with the challenges of an ever-evolving labor market, this report provides a framework for local leaders to grow good jobs through industrial development strategies that are based on their regions’ unique capabilities.   MAP OF ECONOMIC... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:13
PARIS —  Africa has become the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. In sub-Saharan Africa, the urban population has doubled since the mid-1990s, and reached 400 million people in 2016. According to experts, 40 percent of the region's total population resides in cities, compared to 31 percent in 2000. During the next 15 years, the United Nations predicts the world's 10 fastest-growing cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:05
At 240 hectares, the neighbourhood of Aspern, Vienna, is one of the largest urban developments in Europe. By the time it is complete in 2028, it is due to be home to 20,000 people, plus another 20,000 workplaces, and with an explicitly family-oriented design. Centred on an artificial lake and with half of the entire area devoted to public space, it is billed as “Vienna’s Urban Lakeside”: a model... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:57
It’s good for you and great for the environment. So, as millions of cyclists around the world mark Bike to Work Day, here’s why life on two wheels makes sense. 1. Cycle through the plastic waste Cyclists in the Netherlands can ride on a pathway made from 500,000 recycled plastic bottle caps. It’s long-lasting and easy to build with and is a win-win for green transport and fighting waste... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:53
The circular economy is currently regarded as a systemic solution to key sustainability issues we are facing as a society. It is embraced by companies, governments and citizens as it has the potential to protect the environment while creating jobs, business growth opportunities and cost savings. Everybody has a role and responsibility to realise the transition towards a circular economy, but... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:26
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme-UN-HABITAT is gearing towards hosting the first ever assembly in Nairobi from 27-31 May 2019. This even as statistics indicate that 34 percent of Kenyan population live in urban areas with a 5 per cent growth per annum. The UN-habitat further indicates that 6.4 million Kenyans live in urban slums with the year 2050 projected as a period in which 50%... Read more