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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 14:33
APRIL 2, NEW YORK, NY: BioCities and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure will debut their first seminar in an educational series entitled, Transforming Cities. This inaugural event takes an in-depth look at the ecological and economic issues of food systems in the urban built environment, from the micro to the regional scale. Agriculture and food systems represent a potent force... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:47
Jay Walljasper chronicles the growing influence of the bicycle lobby, and their persuasive argument that policies that are good for bicyclists actually benefit everyone. In the face of Congressional attacks on bike and pedestrian funding, groups like Alliance for Biking and Walking, the League of American Bicyclists, America Bikes, and Bikes Belong have been instrumental in building the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 09:27
(Sanford, Florida) Demonstrations in support of Trayvon Martin are filling parks and streets in Sanford. The green spaces in the central Florida city usually attract residents from around the area for a bit of recreation, but now they’re functioning as a stage for civic expression. Sanford has more than 30 parks, many of them on the aptly named Park Avenue. Planners view the city’s linked green... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 09:18
The Urban Development Institute of Australia has called for Victoria's first home buyers grant to be restricted to newly built dwellings. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut when the Reserve Bank meets on Tuesday. The peak industry group says the two measures are urgently needed to revive the flagging property market and protect thousands of jobs in the construction industry... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:44
Generating awareness on disaster management among students right from their school days is important, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the headquarters of the National Safety Council’s Kerala unit at Irumbanam on Saturday. He said that the possibilities of man-made disasters should be identified beforehand and safety measures should... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 09:13
Building on the success of last June’s Towards a Partnership for Sustainable Cities event, the World Bank hosted the Smart Cities for All workshop on March 5-6 at headquarters in Washington, DC. The workshop reconvened solution providers, thought leaders, and development partners to identify "smart city" and "smart climate" opportunities for the rapidly growing cities in low- and middle-income... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 09:38
European forestry scientists have begun a multi-national field trial to identify trees that will thrive as predicted climate change develops. Thousands of trees are being planted in test plots from Portugal in the south to Scotland in the north. The trees will be measured and monitored as they grow in the diverse environments. The results are likely to have a marked impact on which species of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 09:56
China's recent history has been marked by tremendous economic growth and dynamism as it has progressed from a modest farming society to a thriving manufacturing success in less than three decades. As China's economy continues to grow, it must now wrestle with a new emerging challenge: How will it handle the shift from a majority rural population to a majority urban one?   The statistics speak for... Read more
[ 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