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[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 - 00:39
3D printing is quickly becoming a promising solution for cities. The market is estimated to reach $40 billion by 2027, offering housing that’s affordable, sustainable, and cost-efficient. In the following infographic, BigRentz covers how these revolutionary concrete homes are printed, the benefits of 3D printed homes, the costs and timelines of building, and how they can revolutionize our housing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 14:28
Urbanization is a defining phenomenon of our time, with an estimated 80% of global economic activity now generated in cities and an increase of two billion city residents, globally, between 2000 and 2030.  Cities face an ever-increasing demand for land to accommodate their rising population. Meanwhile, cities have become responsible for providing more services to more people, but they often lack... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:41
Barcelona, London, Paris, Cape Town, Hong Kong, and San Francisco are among 43 cities to have been recognised as global climate leaders by CDP. The international non-profit has chosen the start of EU Green Week to release its first-ever A-List of climate cities, with some 596 cities each being given a score between A and D- based on their environmental performance. Of those cities to receive the... Read more

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