Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 15:03
Presented at the Networking Event on Comparative Assessment of Metropolitan Planning System in Emerging Economies: Case of Indian and Brazilian Metropolis at the 5th World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 14:48
Presented at the Networking Event on Inclusive Urban Planning For The Working Poor at the 5th World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:41
Burera District has very poor health indicators compared to other areas of Rwanda and is one of the most impoverished districts in the country. Prior to PIH’s arrival in 2007 – and the reason we chose this district for intervention – Burera was one of the only districts in the country that lacked a functioning district hospital. In fact, the remote area where the hospital is being built has never... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:28
The practice of Zengcheng City in developing an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable human settlements using urban-rural integrated development approach.
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:19
Enviroschools has transformed environmental education in more than 700 New Zealand schools and also brought about significant changes in all the communities where those schools are located. The emphasis has been on doing rather than talking, but obviously every project has provoked intense discussion. Through recognising the diversity of every unique location and every unique community, the range... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 16:52
Trinity Media is producing an entertainment-education documentary to bring global awareness of the Millenium Development Goals and raise funds globally through www.literacyby2015.com. The project is an entertainment based documentary about families living in slums. Utilizing research done by Dr. Miguel Sabado and Dr. Arvind Singhal and other social scientists, Trinity Media is producing a... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 15:21
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) invites young artists, young urban planners, designers and other creative young people from around the world to show case their skills in an Urban Arts and Design Competition. Under the theme “My Vision of an Ideal City”, the competition will showcase the diversity of future cities as envisioned by young people in the form of visual designs... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 12:16
Invitation to the Network In Common for the Empowerment of Solidary and Popular Communities Preamble The Expanded Social Forum of the Peripheries, which took place in February 2010 in the neighbourhood of Dunas in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, was the occasion for multiple local actions, including international interconnections about the themes: environment and urbanism, culture and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 16:10
Neal Peirce is awarded the 2009 Scroll of Honour Award for a lifetime of journalism dedicated to reporting cities for a better urban future. A journalist in Washington, D.C., Neal Peirce is cited for his commitment to urban and community life throwing a magnifying lens on the global urban challenges of the 21st century. In 1976 Peirce began (and today continues) the United States’ first... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 16:05
Jan Peterson is awarded the 2009 Scroll of Honour Award for championing the rights of grassroots women and their movements for better human settlements. Jan was awarded because of her four decades’ commitment to improving grassroots women’s lives globally. She is a founder of three organizations – the National Congress of Neighbourhood Women, GROOTS International, and the Huairou Commission.... Read more

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