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[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:04
Stockholm, 24 April 2012 - Five transformational initiatives aimed at accelerating and scaling-up action against a range of health, crop and climate-damaging pollutants were given the go-ahead by ministers meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The initiatives, which mark the beginning of the implementation phase of the new Climate and Clean Air Coalition, will fast track momentum towards... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:03
Indian Red Cross Society, (IRCS), Belgaum brach, and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority will jointly organize a district disaster response team training on April 28 and 29 at the District Training Centre here. The aim of the programme is to make available trained human resource during disasters across the state. IRCS is engaged in establishing a panel of volunteers at the district... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:59
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has adopted the resolution Making cities resilient based on a report drafted by ICLEI Europe on behalf of the Congress. The new text supports the United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness among citizens and local governments on the benefits of reducing urban risks,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:48
Whole volumes have been written on the virtues of cities — the way they make people around the globe smarter, more productive, more innovative. See, for instance, Edward Glaeser’s “The Triumph of the City,” or Matt Yglesias’s “The Rent is Too Damn High,” or Ryan Avent’s “The Gated City.” But a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute offers an curious twist on this old tale. The United... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 15:50
Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future has been selected as the focal topic for the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium to be held in Barcelona, Spain from October 8-10, 2012. The Symposium aims to inform policy choices that can help policymakers manage potential economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and social equity tradeoffs associated with urbanization. The key question to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 - 09:00
In countdown to the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Naples, Italy between 1-7 September 2012, UN-Habitat is launching an online dialgoues platform to reach as many people as possible. Known as 'city changer dialogues' the interactions are aimed at the global audience and the inputs expected to contribute to debates at the WUF6. "Recognizing that relatively few partners and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 09:35
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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 14:13
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday 17th April 2012 welcomed a new European Union (EU) initiative designed to assist developing countries in providing access to sustainable energy to their populations.  Under its Energizing for Development Initiative, the European Commission – the EU’s executive body – aims to support the provision of sustainable energy services to 500 million people in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 15:04
Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of April were special days for students and staff of Viara Education Center. The school, recommended to UN-Habitat staff through connections with the Nairobi Rotary Club, is located in the heart of Huruma, an overcrowded low income estate in northern Nairobi, Kenya, hosted over 20 staff from UN-Habitat`s Office of Management during the course of the weekend... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 - 08:17
Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes – these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as the user virtually moves through his city, the corresponding data are displayed as green, yellow or red dots. Fine dust, aircraft noise and the buzz of highways have a negative impact on a city‘s... Read more