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[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:39
Wacom Inkling is a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. Designed for rough concepting and creative brainstorming, Inkling bridges the gap between paper sketching and digital drawing by giving users at the front end of the creative process a way to rough-out ideas with real ink on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:30
Myanmar is a country subject to multiple disasters on a frequent and increasing basis. Given the varied terrain and geophysical context of Myanmar, cyclones, storms, floods, fires, landslides, tsunamis and earthqake are all common phenomena. In parallel climate change, in addition to impacting the biodiversity, habitat and natural resources of Myanmar, is also being directly linked to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 16:14
India's growing middle class has access to more goods, services and products than ever before. This new consumerism heaped atop rapid urbanisation has left municipalities with an issue much less glamorous than the new malls, grocery stores and mega-shops dotting the cities. Massive solid waste accumulation has become an overwhelming environmental, health and aesthetic hazard for urban areas.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 14:45
The European Green Capital award each year recognises a city which has a consistent record of high environmental standards and continues to strive for further environmental improvement. These cities act as role models for others hoping to achieve similar green credentials. The following video illustrates the qualities that helped this year’s title-holder and EUROCITIES member, Hamburg, to become... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:55
Futile efforts to deal with rampant urbanization could fetter the region's robust economy and squander its potential to become a global economic powerhouse, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). In a 60-page report titled "Building globally competitive cities: The key to Latin America growth," MGI argues that the region's largest cities are so "congested, poorly planned and dangerous... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:51
The municipality of Montevideo, Uruguay's largest city with 1.9 million inhabitants, is one of the first cities to establish a GHG emissions inventory in the country. Results of which were presented in June 2010, and revealed that two-thirds of the city's emissions stem from the burning of fossil fuels. Based on these results, the city has prepared a low-carbon and resilient climate roadmap,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:45
Philadelphia is embarking on a $2 billion, 25-year project to improve the way it absorbs and processes stormwater. The current system combines sewage and stormwater, which can cause sewage overflows during heavy rains. "The project will replace as much as one-third of the city’s existing impervious cover – about 4,000 acres – with natural or porous surfaces that can intercept stormwater, store it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:36
Panasonic Corporation and eight other companies want to build an innovative smart town in ICLEI’s Member City Fujisawa, deploying services and energy systems based on Panasonic's Eco Ideas for green lifestyles. Panasonic Corporation will work together with these companies to implement a smart town concept called Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST). Global demand for the development of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:23
Most large European cities are confronted with the problem of violence in public spaces caused by groups of youths. Often, these gangs are responsible for the majority of offences committed in a city, and they create a feeling of insecurity among inhabitants. But youngsters who belong to these groups suffer violence on a much wider scale than the average population. Also, street violence which... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 15:29
The Society for Ecological Restoration has conferred its 2011 Special Recognition Award to the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the Gala Awards Banquet on 23 August 2011 in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, on the margins of the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The award recognizes the extraordinary commitment shown by the 193 Parties to the Convention on... Read more