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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 12:19
20 URBACT projects have completed their programme of exchange and learning activities. The project partners have been working relentlessly for three years looking for joint, effective and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges. These projects have brought to light solutions that have proven effective and providing valuable support for policy makers and practitioners involved in tackling... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 12:15
The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development (ICSAUD 2012) aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:59
As part of the project “Promotion of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Education and Water Quality Monitoring in Mangalore City, India”, water quality testing laboratories are being jointly established by the German company BASF, UN-HABITAT and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in eight schools in Mangalore. The groundwork for water laboratories at two nodal schools - Vidyadayini High... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:39
Between high-end homebuyers and those applying for social housing exists the sizeable yet financially underserved consumers in South Africa's 'gap' housing market, also referred to as the 'affordable' market. This 'gap' population comprises people and families who earn between 7,000 and 16,000 Rand (550 and 1,250 British Pounds) per month — too high to receive social housing grants, yet too low... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:32
The 'smart city' concept has existed for several years, but only now, with some trial and error, are we seeing the real fruits of these efforts coming to light. While the ambitions of Masdar City have been scaled back somewhat, Amsterdam is forging ahead, piloting a number of schemes to introduce smart technology to the way energy and other resources are managed within the city. Under increasing... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:16
Yusaf Samiullah Obe argues for the complexity of urban environments, stating that this is what international development organisations must apprehend and address if they are to improve the quality of urban livelihoods in a time of austerity amongst donor governments. NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:06
Alan Gilbert doesn't believe there is one, but if one must speak of a global urban agenda, he would point to local private sector lobbies as the common force driving similar agendas in cities around the world. He discusses the role of local politics and the global urban institutions in reshaping the agenda for the world's urban citizens. NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 16:21
The ID WORLD International Congress is the most comprehensive showcase on the evolving world of RFID, biometrics and smart card technologies, and is the only international forum that looks at the advanced auto ID industry as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific technology or vertical sector. ID WORLD International Congress explores the fundamental issues associated with automatic... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:01
The Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF6) will take place in the ancient southern Italian city of Naples – Italy, from 1 to 7 September 2012 under the theme The Urban Future. UN-Habitat joins the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples in warmly welcoming you to attend and participate in the Forum. The world’s premier conference on cities This is largely because... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:49
Pocomoke City's municipal leaders are building a brand-new downtown restaurant, nestled on the banks of the Pocomoke River, completely on spec, in hopes that an accomplished chef can be lured to town and set up business. By next spring, the city officials expect to be cutting the ribbon on the 145-seat restaurant and bar. Who the tenant will be and what the menu will look like, however, remain to... Read more

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