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[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:15
The urban walking map and route planner helps you get around town on foot. Get a walking route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free, healthy and green. You may search for walking directions using a journey planner, or try one of the suggested walks at this link. More tailored information is provided once you explore... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:13
The Temasek Foundation is committing $100 million to fund philanthropic activities in Asia over the next five years, especially in technical education and urban planning. This matches the $20 million it has spent annually over the past five years on causes ranging from education to research and health care. It launched 139 programmes in 17 countries, benefiting 23,000 people over that period. Set... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 09:59
This fall, the University of Florida department of urban and regional planning in the College of Design, Construction and Planning will launch a new online master’s degree in urban and regional planning with specializations in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and sustainability. As all coursework is completed online. “This degree program is extremely flexible,” said Kristin Larsen, chair of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 09:45
Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) to formalise cooperation in the area of land use and urban planning. Under the MoU, the two agencies will organise mutual visits, training courses and staff exchange programmes to facilitate the sharing of ideas, best practices and experiences in urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 09:15
UN-Habitat has received offers from three cities to host its Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA). The three bids were in response to UN-Habitat's call for expressions for interest which opened last January. The offers would see Barcelona (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), or Delft (The Netherlands) become home to GWOPA Secretariat for the next five years. The Alliance was launched by... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 12:36
The World Urban Forum has different registration forms which should be filled in according to your affiliation at the time of registration. Online registration is on individual basis only. Below please find categories of the forms available and examples of partners groups for each category: Civil society organizations: representatives of women's organizations, youth organizations, social/peoples... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:55
Municipal authorities from eight cities around the world meet in Nairobi this week to learn about successful experiences in making cities a safer and a friendly place for all, with a special focus on women and children. The meeting is hosted by UN-Habitat, which together with UNICEF and UN Women lead the five-year programme "Safe and Friendly Cities for All," that aims at making women and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:40
Brazil pledged major investment and technology transfer to Africa on Thursday to repay a "solidarity debt" from a country with a huge black population to the poorest but resource-rich continent, AFP reports. "Brazil must begin to repay the solidarity debt we have with Africa," former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in his first public address since he was diagnosed with larynx cancer in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:34
The IMF has received commitments for financing from the BRICS who hope to get a greater say in return. But analysts say the chances if that happening isn’t clear, or even if the BRICS are ready for change. ­The IMF says it has new funding totalling $430bln. The fund’s strategic pocket is designed to help the global economy but it’s naturally a “air bag” for the Eurozone countries which have... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 16:15
While urban poverty alleviation has long received less attention in Indian policymaking than rural poverty alleviation, simply creating urban policies that parallel rural policies won't fully solve the problem, especially when migrants and other groups fall into the cracks between the two policy regimes. In a country where very few rights are operationally universal, the Indian government... Read more