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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 15:24
The Youth Employment Network (YEN) has launched the new Marketplace website! The Marketplace is a place where people working on youth employment and young entrepreneurs can go to find, exchange or offer funding opportunities, potential partners, lessons learned, expertise, advice and more. By becoming a member, you will get access to a range of resources and services and be able to connect and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 13:56
Spared the same degree of civil unrest as its neighbours elsewhere in the Middle East have witnessed, Doha is part of Qatar's push to become an urban exemplar for the region, diversifying away from an oil-based economy by investing in education, enterprise, sport, transport and the quality of the public realm. Doha, the capital of Qatar, is rising out of the sands in its bid to become the first... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:04
In her previous article, Anna Leidreiter showed how 'sustainable' is not enough: we must start to build regenerative cities. Today she describes how the city of Oakland is building the circular metabolic systems required to turn that concept into reality with its zero waste policies. 'We have become a society of abundance and harbour a throw-away mentality,' German agriculture minister Ilse... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:17
Warming to their theme, Andrew Stevens and Jonas Schorr continue last week's dissection of city network associations by arguing that instead of grandiose schemes like a global senate of mayors, we must concentrate on creating popular democratic demand for city networking, and on giving more power and media visibility to the knowledge exchange efforts that cities already pursue. If the urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 - 09:20
UN-Habitat has inaugurated thousands of new single room homes for the victims of devastating floods in a country already bracing itself for further flood devastation this year The 2010 and 2011 floods left an estimated 18 million homeless. In response, UN-Habitat Pakistan initiated the Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project thanks to generous funding of the Government of Japan amounting to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:38
Steaks are very popular beef recipe and it makes very delicious meal for family and friends. But what makes a grass fed steak different? The grass fed hype is continually rising not just in grocery stores, more people also buy meat from local ranches so that they can acquire beef with the best quality as they have appreciated the benefits of grass fed organic beef. Beef coming from healthy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:04
Stockholm, 24 April 2012 - Five transformational initiatives aimed at accelerating and scaling-up action against a range of health, crop and climate-damaging pollutants were given the go-ahead by ministers meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The initiatives, which mark the beginning of the implementation phase of the new Climate and Clean Air Coalition, will fast track momentum towards... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:03
Indian Red Cross Society, (IRCS), Belgaum brach, and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority will jointly organize a district disaster response team training on April 28 and 29 at the District Training Centre here. The aim of the programme is to make available trained human resource during disasters across the state. IRCS is engaged in establishing a panel of volunteers at the district... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:59
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has adopted the resolution Making cities resilient based on a report drafted by ICLEI Europe on behalf of the Congress. The new text supports the United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness among citizens and local governments on the benefits of reducing urban risks,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:48
Whole volumes have been written on the virtues of cities — the way they make people around the globe smarter, more productive, more innovative. See, for instance, Edward Glaeser’s “The Triumph of the City,” or Matt Yglesias’s “The Rent is Too Damn High,” or Ryan Avent’s “The Gated City.” But a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute offers an curious twist on this old tale. The United... Read more

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