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[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:43
The ARCASIA Forum 16th will center on the theme, "Asian Cities in the 21st Century." Subthemes are Architecture Development Trends of Asian Modern Cities; Architecture Identity of Asian Modern Cities; and Disaster Prevention and Recovery. During this event, architects from the region will advocate for a free, diverse and friendly architecture and planning for cities in Asia. The aim is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:08
City development has become a close cousin to product sales in China, where developers are finding new ways to market their services as suites of urban products. "Alarmed officials have tried to crack down on runaway lending, but their efforts have been hampered by local mayors and party secretaries. Municipal governments typically raise anywhere between 15% to 25% of their annual budgets from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 09:26
It is the weekend, but amateur photographer Xu Xiangnan is already up in the early hours of the morning. Clad in camouflage attire and carrying a set of professional camera equipment, Xu, 37, heads to the outskirts of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province. Forty minutes later, he arrives at the Chanba Ecological District. With the fresh cool breeze blowing from the surface of its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 11:13
How much cash would it take to get you to move closer to your work? For the purposes of this exercise, imagine that your work is in one of the more, shall we say, unsavory parts of Washington, D.C. and you live in a nice, quaint suburb in Virginia. Would you accept $12,000? Washington, D.C.'s Office Of Planning (OP) thinks you might--so the organization is launching a pilot program that will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:56
Barcelona City Council has identified prejudices and stereotypes that are commonly associated with the local migrant community. It is now implementing an initiative to educate its citizens and combat negative perceptions of migrant groups. This project is part of Barcelona City Council's Intercultural Plan. In addition to the political support it receives from the city's authorities, it is also... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:12
Paul N. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the start-up of the Efemcukuru gold mine in Izmir, Turkey. The necessary permits are in place to allow full mining and processing operations, and low grade ore is currently being fed to the mill. Mining activities continue in the South Ore Shoot, and approximately 16,000 tonnes at 10.5 g/t Au... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 10:05
Holidaymakers from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have shown an increasing interest in Turkey, especially its coastal provinces, according to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Turkey coastal cities have witnessed unprecedented reservations by their local hotels and resorts this summer, recording a 58 per cent surge compared to the same period last year. The Turkish Riviera or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 09:51
With help from Turkey, the city of Lipjan in Kosovo is becoming an important educational centre. In 2000, Turkish investors opened the Mehmet Akif College, the first private school built after the armed conflict in Kosovo. Covering kindergarten through 12th grade, it provides instruction in Albanian, Turkish, and English, and also has campuses in Prizren and Gjakova. The Turkish government also... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 14:35
The rainy season has started in the rest of the country, but in Widou, in the heart of the Ferlo region in northern Senegal, the first raindrops won’t fall until the end of July. In these tough times between harvests, most of the flocks have migrated to the South in hopes of grazing. Here, on the brown and parched land, all that is left is a pitiful looking green carpet burned by the sun and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:43
In an increasing digital world, Information and Communication Technologies are crucial for Local Governments as they are key factors for innovation, local competitiveness, social progress and increase of productivity. Based on this, the United Cities and Local Governments Committee on Digital and Knowledge-based Cities has launched the Smart Cities Index Survey. This is the first study on the... Read more