Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 09:49
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 Jun 11 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has made an urgent plea to put an immediate stop to all forced evictions of earthquake survivors in the Caribbean Nation. During a visit to Haiti 8-11 June during which she toured camps now home to survivors of the earthquake, Ms. Rolnick, condemned what she called every eviction of persons... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 16:39
Presented at the Side Event on Social Inclusion From Urban Interventions at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 14:48
This is the very first African Urban Youth Assembly. It centers around the theme “Youth and Prosperity of Cities” and focuses on the role of the youth in prosperity of Cities. Focal Point: Akolade Aderibigbe
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 10:18
This year EUROCITIES celebrates 25 years of successful work to promote the urban agenda in Europe. As part of the anniversary activities, EUROCITIES is marking the occasion by publishing a photo book, 'my city - my view', showing how young people in member cities between 15 and 25 view their city today. In the context of this year's EUROCITIES conference in Genoa, Italy, the photos will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 10:08
Panasonic and a group of companies are planning on building a new demonstration "smart town" in Kanagawa Prefecture on a site the tsunami destroyed. Panasonic says it will rebuild with "next-gen power-generating and power-saving infrastructure from the ground up." From the press release: "Specifically, the company plans to preinstall its solar power generation systems and home-use storage battery... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 15:50
Jean-Claude MILAK Head of the pole ‘Management City’ International expert-management consultant ----------------------------------------- Jean-Claude MILAK is working as expert-management consultant for local authorities and international organizations. He gained a strong background in both private and public sector as  manager of several international cooperation programmes on urban development... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 - 10:29
In this new urban era with most of humanity now living in towns and cities, we must bear in mind that the greatest impacts of disasters resulting from climate change begin and end in cities. Cities have the greatest influence on climate change. Prevention can be greatly enhanced through better land-use planning and building codes so that cities keep their ecological footprint to the minimum, and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 16:14
Presented at the Networking Event on Sustainable urban responses to climate change: vulnerable populations at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 16:09
Presented at the Networking Event on Lessons from practice: toward climate change resilient cities at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 16:04
Presented at the Networking Event on Post conflict urban development experience: the Afghanistan case at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010

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