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Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 13:26
Strategi investasi properti membutuhkan akurasi tingkat tinggi dan untuk menghindari risiko. Sebagai hasil dari investasi properti butuh cukup lama berdiri sehingga keuntungan tercapai. Seandainya ini bisa menjadi investasi yang panjang. Demi meminimalkan kerugian, Anda akan dapat menggunakan jasa broker tanah untuk membantu menjual properti Anda. Anda ingin memilih broker properti, masing-masing... Read more
Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 06:25
Bangladesh, a predominantly rural country, is undergoing a transformation toward urbanisation at a remarkable pace. Its urban population has grown at a yearly average rate of 6% since independence, at a time when national population growth was 2.2%. As a result urban population has grown six-folds compared to 70% increase in rural population. Currently, around 40 million people in Bangladesh live... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 17:31
In Spain a project has been launched called "Guía Climática para las elecciones municipales de mayo 2015", which aims, from a non-partisan perspective, to provide climate and environmental ideas and arguments to local political groups in Spain during the drafting of their electoral programs in the upcoming municipal elections in May. The guide covers aspects related with climate advocacy, the... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:24
The concept of ‘green growth’ has been connected to the ‘green economy for sustainable development and poverty reduction’, which is the first theme of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).1 In addition, making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable is becoming one of the 17 sustainable development goals proposed by the Open... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 09:32
MOST of the megacities housing more than 10-million people that will spring up around the world in the next 100 years will be in Africa, which makes it critical to plan now for their sustainability in water consumption, Water Research Commission (WRC) CEO Dhesigen Naidoo said last week Wednesday. In the past 15 years, SA had experienced rapid growth in two cities, Mbombela and Rustenburg, and the... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:35
Worldwide, more than 340,000 children under age 5 died from diarrheal diseases in 2013 due to a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene. That’s 1,000 deaths a day, according to the UN’s statistics. What’s more, the No. 1 killer of children between the ages of one month to 5 years, pneumonia, can also be spread through a lack of hygiene. Although much improvement has been made in the past... Read more
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:50
Fightback is running a series of articles on the housing crisis in Aotearoa/NZ. Daphne Lawless (Fightback Tamaki Makarau) argues that we need green, sustainable and affordable solutions to the housing problem. But that means more urbanisation, not less. It’s obvious that there is a great shortage of quality, affordable housing in Aotearoa. Or to be more precise, there’s a shortage in those places... Read more
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:33
Mongolia’s recent economic growth has dramatically changed Ulaanbaatar. Since 2000, Ulaanbaatar’s population has nearly doubled and the built up area of the city has expanded by 40 percent. Yet, the city’s expansion has also made it among the least dense cities of its size (based on built-up land) in the region. This low-density spatial expansion has negatively affected traffic and congestion... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:19
At the beginning of February, somewhere in London, a maternity ward welcomed the city's 8,615,246th inhabitant. The mayor of London reckons that the British capital has now surpassed its previous population peak set in 1939. But if it occasionally feels cramped on the Tube, the task for other city planners around the world looks far more daunting. Nearly 9% of the world's population will be... Read more
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:00
Perched behind the fog that conceals Bogotá’s mountains is William Oquendo’s house. It is a labyrinth of doors and windows wherein a bedroom opens into the kitchen and a bathroom vents out into the living room. 5,000 kilometers away in Rio de Janeiro, Gilson Fumaça lives on the terrace level of a three-story house built by his grandfather, his father, and now himself. It’s sturdy; made out of... Read more