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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 09:19
After leading other countries in the World Bank-funded disaster resiliency sharing in Kathmandu, Nepal recently, the local government of Makati City has been sharing its learning and model templates with city and barangay officials, a statement in the city's website said. Under the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction City-to-City Sharing Initiative (GFDRR C2CSI), the participating cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 09:09
The women’s group in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) are now the government partner in global warming and climate change mitigation program. This good development came out during the concerned women’s group seminar on global warming and climate change organized by the Caraga Region Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) on Monday at this region’s frontier and capital city.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 09:02
Haiti's Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul and United Nation's Development Program (UNDP) administrator, Helen Clark hosted a landmark validation ceremony in Cap-Haitien today, putting into action a precedent-setting "Seismic Risk Reduction Plan for Northern Haiti." The plan, a flagship project for UNDP and its national partners, is a joint venture between UNDP and Haiti's National... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:15
The Romanian city of Suceava is preparing for a cleaner future by replacing the existing fleet of buses with electric ones. At Lisbon in June 2011, the municipality’s officials signed a memorandum of cooperation with Oslo, Frankfurt, London, Stockholm, Lisbon, Katowice, Beja, Madrid and Zograoufu to introduce electric vehicles for both public transport and private car transport. The memorandum... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:08
Since the beginning of March, seven locations of the city of Poznan have been tested on QR code system implementation. The system allows mobile phones to directly receive actual public transport information. If the tests go well, the system will cover the whole town. The project came from an exchange of ideas between the city public transport provider, Poznan Computer Network Institute and the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:01
Annika Niskanen has started her new role as an ambassador for Helsinki City Car Club and Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL). She will promote sustainable mobility in the universities and polytechnics in the Helsinki area. Read more... NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 09:54
The city guards of Wroclaw have received a new hybrid model of Toyota directly from the company. The guards are the first in Poland to test the car on city streets. The Toyota is now the second of this kind of vehicle in Wroclaw, following the delivery of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in autumn 2011. The Toyota, which was handed over in February 2012, is an absolute prototype. The mass production of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 09:49
Energy from biomass presents underappreciated risks, new research published in Nature Climate Change shows. “A precautionary approach is needed,” says Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and professor at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). “Before further expanding bioenergy, science has to deliver a more comprehensive risk... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 09:16
President Mwai Kibaki on Thursday officially opened the Fourth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD IV) in Nairobi. President Kibaki assured that his Government will step up the slum upgrading initiatives through the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme and the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Programme. President Kibaki, at the same time, urged... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:38
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