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[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:38
Hurricane Sandy has shifted the discussion of how we build our communities from overly focusing on sustainability to "bounce-back-ability", or, resilience. While, understandably, the response has centered around technological and social responses to weather events, we are beginning to understand that variability is normal and predictability not only is, at best, short-lived, but it lulls us into... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:24
The 2013 World Development Report on Jobs is out! The report underlines the role of strong private sector led growth in creating jobs and outlines how jobs that do the most for development can spur a virtuous cycle. It states that the private sector accounts for 90% of all jobs in the developing world, but governments play a vital role by ensuring that the conditions are in place for strong... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:04
With a population expected to reach 100,000 people in the next few years, Nanaimo is on the brink of becoming a large urban centre. With that comes a myriad of challenges, including urban planning which includes nature in that planning. Going green isn’t easy, especially when it involves re-writing all the books of urban development that have, up until recently, been used as the template for most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 20:04
Access the survey here:  or click on the External Link below. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Implementing Transit-Oriented Development (iTOD) is a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project focuses on achieving the integration of urban development and transport nodes – often referred to as Transit-Oriented Development (TOD... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:39
  Malaysia's low carbon Iskandar offers planning template for a planet with an urban population expected to double by 2050 Iskandar Malaysia, the first "smart metropolis" of Southeast Asia founded on principles of social integration as well as low carbon emissions thanks to a green economy and green technologies, is a potential template for urban development in emerging countries with burgeoning... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:46
The world of architecture is opening its doors to video game technology in the form of a new online platform that aims to bring feats of collaborative urban design from the computer to the streets. It may look just like New York but there are a few giveaway signs that this is something else. One is that there are no people to be seen anywhere. Another comes in the shape of the numerous yellow... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 15:44
Development in the Gulf: sustainable, intelligent and smart The Gulf area witnesses a huge boom in construction. The total value of construction projects planned or underway in the six Gulf Cooperation Council states – the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman – was about $1.9 trillion in 2011. Gulf countries have unique characteristics and these affect the systems,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 15:28
International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) provides a platform for the development of scholarship in the management of all emergency services, both universal services such as Fire and Rescue, Police, and Ambulance services, and more specialised services such as the Coastguard, Air-Sea or Mountain Rescue. IJES publishes up-to-date and original research contributions for the benefi t of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 12:30
The Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) has collaborated with Nairobi’s Center for Urban and Regional Planning, the University of Nairobi, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (KUL), and two Belgian firms (Omgeving and Euro Immo Star) on a spatial concept for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.  The consortium responded to Kenya’s Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development for a “spatial... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 19:35
Andrew Steer commentary in bloomberg news is a very timely piece. It tells what message a storm in the Atlantic that fell on US east coast and the Carribean has for the rest of the world.