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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 11:42
Sometimes, we go at great lengths to perform well at work such that we forget our safety and that of those around us. See below a hillarious video on illustrations of hazardous actions at work...but remember: Safety first!
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 11:03
Picture a city road that recycles rain water or a pedestrian haven below Canal Street. These are some of the concepts that are on the table for the first-ever Urban Design Week Festival, which starts on Monday. With talks, panel discussions and brainstorming sessions, the festival's organizers hope to join the ideas of New Yorkers with the vision and planning of urban designers and architects.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 17:47
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 17:42
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 17:11
To bundle common interests in promoting geothermal energy utilization in Germany, three different organizations representing the industry and research community have signed a cooperation agreement. GtV-Bundesverband Geothermie, Verein GeoEnergy Celle and the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Geothermie have signed a cooperation agreement with the goal to bundle common interests in promoting geothermal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:19
The well publicizied EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT in Port harcourt, Nigeria, is been recieved by many as a platform neccessary in tailoring the youth toward been a better self, as this program provide the medium for interreaction between the youth and the technocrat robbing minds on the best ways in moving Nigeria forward by looking inward. Speaking on the event, the zonal coordinator of child & green... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:18
The well publicizied EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT in Port harcourt, Nigeria, is been recieved by many as a platform neccessary in tailoring the youth toward been a better self, as this program provide the medium for interreaction between the youth and the technocrat robbing minds on the best ways in moving Nigeria forward by looking inward. Speaking on the event, the zonal coordinator of child & green... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 - 14:34
The Israeli city of Rosh Ha' Ayin has developed and implemented a model for a “musical city” with the help of its citizens so as to encourage integration and to bridge social, ethnic and national divides. The “musical city” project, which was launched in 2005, aims at introducing music into the everyday lives of the city's inhabitants and communities, and has so far successfully implemented music... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:11
  While these cities may guarantee Kenya's economic growth, critics argue that such ambitious developments are schemes to shut out the poor. Are we jumping the gun? HAROLD AYODO explores the planners’ megalomania The new wave of ambitious cities is set to revolutionise real estate and put Kenya on the path to achieving the Vision 2030. Mega cities are mixed use communities that have a heavy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 09:18
If we are to improve the quality of life in our cities--27 of which are expected to have more than 10 million people by 2020--we will have to find a better way to build them. MIT's new software will help. Most of the world lives in cities. That number, now at about 3.3 billion people, will keep going up. During the next five years, urban populations are expected to soar well beyond half the world... Read more

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