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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 14:53
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and UN-Habitat Pakistan recently held a fundraising event for the "Resilient Cities" project in 31 cities of Pakistan. The project aims to establish sustainable Disaster Resilient and Healthy cities and townships in the disaster prone regions of the country. Hosted by Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman of NDMA, the fundraising event was attended by... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:28
On the eve of the Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal is the first country in the world to initiate a National Urban Campaign and to launch UN-Habitat's I'm a City Changer in Africa campaign. Held in Guediawaye, a populous suburb of Dakar, the launch was an opportunity to rally citizens to the cause of African City Changers under the banner Defar Sama Dekk - literally meaning in the Wolof... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:07
  The Malawian City of Lilongwe has received arguably one of the highest accolades that can be bestowed on a city as a result of the Johannesburg/Lilongwe Mentorship Programme. Lilongwe was presented with the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation for its City Development Strategy developed and implemented with the assistance of the City of Joburg in their drive to implement... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:48
Leicester City Council, Birmingham City Council and Bristol City Council are engaged in the Display® Campaign, a project aiming to improve energy monitoring of public buildings, develop and operate online services communicating the energy consumption of the building to all building users. Officially launched at Bristol’s Create Centre in January 2012 and co-funded by the European Commission... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:21
The EAC (East African Community) Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors Hon Jesica Eriyo on 4 July 2012, hailed the role of the local governments in information dissemination, mobilisation and rallying support of the ordinary citizens in East Africa on the regional integration and development process. Addressing the opening session of a two-day regional training on ‘... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:15
From December 4th - 8th about 5000 participants, representing the public and private sector from all around the world, will exchange experiences and ideas during thematic sessions, special sessions organized at the request of institutions, agencies or networks wishing to work with local governments of Africa, and political meetings. This makes Africities the most important forum for dialogue on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 09:59
The US national debate on immigration and policy decisions to be made will have effects ranging from Microsoft’s ability to recruit talent to apple farmers’ ability to harvest their fruit; from uniting families to international students’ options for seeking a U.S. education. The Puget Sound region and Washington State depend on international business and the relationships that support our success... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 09:44
Jeff Speck’s new book, Walkable City, starts with a chilling quote as he laments the fate of the many American cities plagued by “fattened roads, emaciated sidewalks, deleted trees, fry-pit drive-thrus, and 10-acre parking lots.” Speck has seen a lot of urban disasters in his career advising cities on their development choices. But the thrust of his book is anything but downbeat. Rich rewards, he... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 09:41
As the world population continues its endless upward climb, cities will become even more important than they are today. And if you want to understand where cities are going, you have to be aware of the most important trends happening now. There are far too many to detail in a single post, but the BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin has done us all a huge favor by rounding up 100 of what it calls "the most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 09:14
The Peruvian project "I am Pisco, Comprehensive Development Strategic Program for the Families of the Pisco Coast" was one of the two winners of the Second International Competition on Urban Development and Social Inclusion, organized for the second consecutive year by Latin American development bank CAF. A project in the Dominican Republic called "Ecobarrio. Haina1.0: A Participatory Approach to... Read more