Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 10:41
The 64th Annual Department of Public Information / Non- Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) Conference will center on the theme, 'Sustainable Societies, Responsive Citizens, DPI'. The conference will focus on contributing to the two-day special session of the General Assembly on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers in December 2011 and begin preparations for input into... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:57
The conference aims to contribute to the Rio+20 process, building on the results of the Official Side Event at the 2nd United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Preparatory Committee (Prepcom2) on “How the Green Economy depends on” organized by UN Water and UNSGAB. The Conference attempts also to respond to some of the concerns of developing countries highlighted for the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:31
The projects across the country having the biggest impact on the feel and function of cities are more often than not the work of landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. From the High Line in New York City to the new Steel Yard park in Providence, landscape architects are bringing about projects that are having a huge impact on cities, writes ASLA -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 17:43
Situated 65 km West from Seoul, Songdo, the greenest business hub in the world, should be completed by 2015. According to Gale International, the developer, green “instant-cities” are the answer to the frenetic urbanization taking place in developing countries. The Songdo International Business District project, expected to cost about 35 billion dollars, is one of the most expensive development... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 17:34
The Tianjin Eco-City project aims to serve as a legacy for future generations by creating an environmentally friendly, economically viable, and energy efficient urban area. As climate change becomes an increasingly alarming global issue, this project could serve as a valuable model in creating future sustainable developments throughout Asia and the world at large. Born through a partnership... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 14:46
Technological developments have an impact on the organisation and operation of our governments and societies. In this process, the archival institutions have an important responsibility as the custodians of effectively organised and accessible information. With this in mind, the International Council on Archives (ICA) invites you to the 2012 International Council on Archives Congress! During the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 12:28
The Local Renewables 2011 conference will focus on “Green Buildings and the Future of Sustainable Urban Development”. Organised by Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the conference will look at the evolving role of renewable energy in sustainable buildings, both from a technological and city development point of view. More specifically, the conference will focus on: •    The political... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 12:15
The  44th EAROPH Regional Planning Conference will center on the theme, 'Managing Urban Growth; Challenges for Small Cities'. It will focus on Managing natural resources and climate change; Provision of adequate homes for cities citizens, provision and maintenance of cities infrastructures and assets; and Pivotal role of effective and good governance towards sustainable development. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:49
The Asia Pacific Diligence SDN BHD has organized a series of conferences and workshops in August and September, 2011. These are in the fields of: Real Estate and Construction; Communication / Administration; Finance; Human Resource / CRM; Information Technology; and Legal. For details, please follow the link below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11:02
The Horn of Africa region is facing what seems to be the worst drought in 60 years. This has led to famine in parts or Somalia. In Kenya, millions are surviving on emergency relief food and malnutrition is widespread. The weathermen have predicted that the drought will get worse than it gets better. This dire situation informed the launch of Kenyans for Kenya Drought Relief Initiative; a... Read more