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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:14
The key factor to achieving sustainability is no longer money but using available resources appropriately, according to a new study published by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The study suggests that the success of sustainability projects crucially depends on knowledge and functioning institutional structures at local, regional and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 19:52
  La selección final del jurado de ONU-HABITAT buscó ilustrar los diversos problemas de las ciudades y soluciones para contrarrestar los desafíos impuestos por el rápido crecimiento poblacional en los centros urbanos. El concurso ha recibido más de 700 fotografías provenientes de diversos países latinoamericanos. Para ilustrar esta diversidad, el jurado ha elegido destacar imágenes provenientes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 15:59
16 February 2012 – The head of the United Nations office for disaster risk reduction has welcomed the mass earthquake drill organized by Indian authorities in Delhi yesterday and encouraged all high seismic cities to follow the city’s example to better prepare for possible catastrophes. More than 40,000 people took part in the drill to check the alertness and preparedness of the 16.7 million... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 15:49
17 February 2012 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Uruguayan authorities to implement measures to provide access to health and sanitation to its poorest and most marginalized communities. “Uruguay has achieved significant progress in terms of access to water and sanitation, but it is now urgent to prioritize access for vulnerable and marginalized individuals,”... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 15:10
The world's biggest cities are discovering that it sometimes makes sense to go small. Urban centers from New York to Sao Paulo to Singapore are grappling with big challenges, including climate change, population growth and fiscal constraints. Rather than addressing these issues solely with large, centralized strategies, some are turning to more diffuse approaches. So-called micro-solutions —... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 11:36
The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador recently approved a new landmark housing legislation, described as one of the most important of its kind in the country's history. The new law enables the government to legalize and provide public services and access to housing loans to some 300,000 families or almost 20% of the population. It was hailed by Josué Gastelbondo, Project Coordinator in El... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:50
UN-HABITAT New York this week hosted the event "Building Cities through Social Media", under the framework of the Social Media Week New York 2012. UN-HABITAT partnered with the MIT Center for Civic Media to organize an interactive workshop to get innovative ideas on how social media can improve life in cities. Academicians, professionals, researchers and students sat down together to figure out... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:22
The International Research Foundation for Development invites all stakeholders to bring new innovative ideas, best practices, scientific research findings, and analysis to contribute to the Rio+20 Earth Summit, which will take place June 20-22, 2012 in Rio De Janeiro, and to build partnerships that contribute to the future green economy and sustainable society.Abstract RequirementsLength: 300... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 13:07
On 31 January 2012, the City of Ljubljana was proclaimed the "Greenest Local Authority 2011" in an award ceremony at Ljubljana City Hall. Twenty-eight local authorities from Slovenia applied for the title in 2011. The competition has been running for the second year organised by the Fit media d.o.o. under the Green Slovenia trademark in partnership with the Slovenian Ministry of the Environment... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 09:32
The first activities of cross-border cooperation between Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro have started, with the aim of achieving more efficient transport. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, the towns of Umag, Dubrovnik, Novigrad and the Municipality of Lopar, together with the town of Kotor in Montenegro and Piran in Slovenia, have started activities in the project Adria.... Read more