Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:29
There are 100.000 empty properties in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires – it is to say that no inhabitants are living in there. Since 2005 different organizations – local and international ones – have been presenting this problem wherever it corresponds, it is to say not only to the "Senado de la Nación" (National Senate Parliament) but also to the local and national authorities as well. But a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:46
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced, July 20, the delivery partner of his mentoring scheme that has attracted over 1,700 volunteers to spend their spare time mentoring young black boys in need of strong positive role models. In the capital, a disproportionate number of young black teenagers are involved in, or fall victim to violent crime. The University of East London will lead a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:41
City of London Police is again warning visitors to the area’s cafes, bars and pubs to be vigilant after another wallet thief who targeted the City was jailed . Andrew Penny was jailed for six months after stealing wallets from customers at City cafes. The 50-year-old, from Camberwell, was caught after a City of London Police officer, investigating the theft of a wallet from a customer at a cafe... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:58
If your business has been affected: Make sure you have contacted the Police, and that you make a note of your Crime Reference Number. Contact your insurance company - most commercial policies will cover businesses for damage to their premises, including interruption to their business as a result.  Some policies also cover businesses that are not damaged but whose trade is affected by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:52
The events of the last week have been extremely distressing for most Londoners.  The public response in the aftermath of the public disorder incidents has been overwhelming, with thousands of people rallying together to clean up the streets and support those directly affected. If your home has been affected: Contact your home insurance company - the current advice from the Association of the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:31
Welcome to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change 2011 in Durban South Africa. For details, please follow the link below.
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 12:22
The event will focus on the theme "urban health action toward equity", with special interest in the urban context, its metrics, and interventions. This theme and others will be explored by international plenary speakers and attendees throughout the duration of the conference. The conference will address how institutions and governments can develop and implement interventions that improve health... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:25
Cities and towns of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe are invited to join European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) with the slogan “Human rights? What about your backyard?” The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities wishes to highlight human rights as a fundamental component of local democracy and to nurture a culture of respect for human rights throughout local communities in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:10
The location of parked cars can either destroy walkability or enhance it, writes urbanist Steve Mouzon. Forcing cars off the street damages urbanism and the environment in different ways, writes Mouzon, depending on whether they're parked in front of the building, beside it, or behind it. Surface parking and parking decks damage both in their own ways as well. On-street parking, on the other... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 19:43
The 5th Annual Opportunity Green is the largest B2B multidisciplinary sustainability conference, bringing together today's leading companies and visionaries, and showcasing the authentic players, sought-after opportunities and profound innovations driving today's new green economy. From Fortune 500 powerhouses to inventive startups, Opportunity Green attracts over 1000 professionals and executive... Read more