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[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:55
A new set of strategic guidelines outline a common vision for France’s approach to urban governance.     The guidelines were published by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), a platform that brings together France’s various urban development actors engaging on urban issues.     Titled Orientations of French... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:39
Although only 20 percent of Malawi’s population currently lives in urban areas, that number is expected to reach 50 percent by 2050. To help it better manage this transition, the Government of Malawi is developing a National Urban Policy (NUP), with funding from the Cities Alliance and technical support from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).   The effort is building on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:18
The Institute for Urban Economics (IUE) implements a project commissioned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the City of Vienna to create a “Casebook of Best Practices for Energy-efficient Housing in the UNECE region”. The main objective of this project is to collect and review best practices of energy... Read more