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[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 13:24
The Mayor of Marseille, Mr. Jean-Claude Gaudin this week became the first high level personality to sign up to UN-Habitat’s new I’m a city changer campaign. He signed up during the sixth session of the World Water Forum where UN-Habitat and its World Urban Campaign partners launched the city changer initiative to raise awareness on positive actions that can be taken to improve the world’s cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:57
The urban housing shortage in India, officially pegged at 24.7 million in 2007 and unofficially at about 40 million, largely exists in the low-income segment. Indian policymakers stubbornly refused to acknowledge urbanisation as a reality for decades; as a result all aspects of city development, including housing, have been neglected for far too long, and poor people have had no option but to '... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:06
As a seven year old he was already using an AK 47 as a soldier in the then rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Today he is an international music star who uses every platform he gets to preach peace and the need to provide young people with education. Speaking during a global youth meeting that opened on Thursday in Nairobi, Emmanuel Jal captivated the audience with the story of his life... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:03
A global meeting bringing together some 300 young people from across the globe opened in Nairobi on Thursday with the United Nations Seceretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon re-affirming his plans to appoint a special advisor on youth affairs. Officially opening the four day meeting via a video message, Mr. Ban said many initiatives concerning the youth had been mooted but they were merely on paper.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:09
Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. Spread out over four days, it will provide delegates from around the world an opportunity to share best practices for planning, creating, and sustaining cycling-friendly cities. By recognizing bicycles as an important part of daily life for people of all ages, it will serve to not only promote cycling as a viable,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:06
The IPWSD is a conference open to graduate students working on or interested in issues related to sustainable development. It is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss research in an informal setting, as well as to meet and interact with similar graduate student researchers from other institutions. In particular, we hope to facilitate a network among students pursuing in-depth... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:04
This conference is part of a global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The first Earth System Governance conference was held in Amsterdam in December 2009 and the second in Fort Collins in May 2011. The Earth System Governance Project, a ten-year research programme under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), was... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:02
Coastal protection is a world wide issue that requires huge investments to sustain safety, economy and ecology in low lying Delta areas under climate change. During this conference various scenarios will be critically reviewed by international experts and results will be presented at the conference. The subject of the conference, safety and sustainability in rural delta regions, will be... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:00
The conference is a valuable platform for PhD researchers to present their own cutting edge research. PhD researchers are at the forefront of novel research but rarely have the opportunity to independently communicate their ideas and engage with their peers. By presenting and stimulating peer-to-peer discussion, they receive critical feedback on aspects otherwise overlooked by established... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 19:57
The conference will provide a comprehensive update of the pressure planet Earth is now under. The conference will discuss solutions at all scales to move societies on to a sustainable pathway and will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20.

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