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[ 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
[ 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