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[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 - 16:55
A total of 133 Networking Events will be held in Naples, Italy. These events with a duration of 2 hours (maximum of 100 participants) enable governments, partners, civil society organizations, the private sector, community representatives, international and national organizations, academics and other UN bodies to discuss specific issues and present their experiences of the urban agenda.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 - 16:07
Pupils at Outspan Primary School in Bwaise, a poor, flood-prone neighbourhood in Kampala, Uganda, are learning how to collect meteorological data – and, along the way, something about how climate change increasingly will affect their lives. Two times a day they measure the amount of rain that has fallen over the past several hours at their school grounds. They then jot down observations on the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 16:26
As the clock ticks towards the opening of the sixth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF6) in Naples, Italy, expectations are high that the event will be a great success! Organised jointly by UN-Habitat, the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, the theme for this year's meeting is The Urban Future. Special sessions are a key part of the World Urban Forum. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 20:43
  The oldest ideas on regeneration are the best, right?   Over past 12 months leading Chinese municipalities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have been gearing up to run carbon-trading trials. Why so? These pilots imposed by the state planning body are intended to help China deal with the dilemma of decoupling emissions from growth in the face of escalating pollution and resource... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 - 16:57
The Global Network on Safer Cities has organized the following events at the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy: Cocktail Launch of the Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC) hosted by the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos Launch of the Safer Cities for Girls Initiative in 5 cities International Forum on Safety in Cities Please find attached the full programme.
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:46
A recent report has revealed that increasing numbers of European cities are developing adaptation plans to climate change as risks become increasingly severe. Among measures cities need to enact are flood defense planning, water management during drought periods, ensuring that new buildings provide natural cooling and that old infrastructure is made more energy efficient. The document, released... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 16:17
The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has signed an agreement with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRCS) in Hyderabad to prepare satellite images of NCR towns to assess whether the norms laid down by the Board have been adhered to or flouted. The data collated through satellite images will also help in the review of the regional and sub-regional Master Plans and their supervision... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:52
Epworth is an informal settlement on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe and is home to 130,000 low-income residents. Due to the informal nature of the settlement, supply of water and other services was not regular and the lack of secure tenure for residents meant that local authorities were reluctant to provide these vital services. Dialogue on Shelter’s approach to slum upgrading in Epworth... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 - 13:53
The City of Tallinn (Estonia) will be the first European capital city to introduce free public transport for its residents from January to December 2013. The initiative is aimed at providing free rides on city-operated bus, trolley and tram lines to registered city residents as of 2013. The project, carried out by Tallinn City Council, is part of an attempt to make the city one of the greenest in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 11:35
ICLEI member city Copenhagen (Denmark) has won the European Green Capital award for 2014. The Danish capital was awarded the prestigious title by EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at a ceremony held in current Green Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). The award jury praised the city for its achievements in the fields of eco-innovation and sustainable mobility, its commitment to act as a... Read more