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[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:15
It's no joke – Liverpool is now one of the safest cities to live in. After decades of gags about Scouse scallies, figures show that London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield all have more burglaries and car crimes per person. Among big cities in England only Newcastle is safer, according to the UK Statistics Authority. The figures, disclosed by the government in response to a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:07
The city of Surprise had the second-lowest rate of property crime and violent crime in 2011 among the largest cities in Maricopa County, the city’s analysis of the latest FBI statistics showed. Based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2011, Surprise recorded 1.09 violent crimes and 21.79 property crimes per 1,000 residents last year. “These numbers show that Surprise remains a very safe city... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 09:57
The Museum of Mexico City was the venue for the launching of the Action Plan of the Global Network of Safer Cities for the period 2013-2016, driven by the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements UN-Habitat and led by Current Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard as president of the Global Network for Safer Cities. The UN-Habitat Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 - 09:01
President Mwai Kibaki on Tuesday launched the Syokimau Rail Service marking a major milestone in the history of railway development in the country. The station is the first to be completed under the Nairobi Commuter Rail Transport (NCR) project more than 80 years after the last station in Butere Syokimau Railway Station will impact positively on traffic management in Nairobi and its suburbs,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:31
As urban areas of the world continue to grow, there is a great opportunity to improve cities, making them healthier for people, simply by increasing greenery, according to a study released by the UN on Monday. It’s been estimated that urban areas will more than double in size by 2030. With proper measures in place, this growth can greatly improve the quality of life for those living in cities.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 13:50
The GHS-2025 logo compeition came to a close yesterday, Monday, 12th November 2012. 4 registrants made it to the finals, you can comment on their logo entries on this page. Finalists: Tim Van Den Heuvel, TH Architecture, Netherlands Matt Kuser, Principal, Matt Kuser Achitecture, USA Alejandra Rivas, Architect, Denmark Joyce Tseng, B.Sc. Architecture,  University of Michigan, USA  
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:06
The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) is inviting proposals for the NBER's 28th Macro Annual Conference, to be held on April 12 and 13, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to soliciting papers, it will consider proposals on any important topic within the field of macroeconomics (including open economy macroeconomics and economic growth). Of particular interest is papers with... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:39
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America will be held Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13 in New Orleans, LA. The Economic Demography Workshop (EDW) will take place from 1-6 pm on the afternoon before the main PAA meeting (Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013). The Workshop provides an opportunity for the detailed presentation of 5-7 research papers on topics in economic... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 09:32
A new Jo'burg initiative is bringing people back to the city's streets. ‘If cities had profiles on a dating website, Jo’burg would be the one with the really great personality,” says Josef Talotta. “That’s opposed to Cape Town — the gorgeous blonde wearing a bikini.” Talotta is the head of precinct development for South Point Properties in Braamfontein, one of the city’s thriving neighbourhoods.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 11:56
On November 9, King Mohammed VI visited the construction site of the Mohammed VI green city, close to Benguerir, a one-off project in Africa that gives a new royal impetus to a megaproject joining modernity and sustainable development. Today, many Moroccans live in towns and cities. Urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing our society but also bring together commitment... Read more