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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 09:52
New Zealand celebrated World Habitat Day 2012 with an international champagne launch for the book “The Human House” by Tony Watkins. This book gathers together a long series of articles written by an owner-builder during the construction of his house. The house became a journey of discovery as the owner moved from seeing habitat as a technical problem needing skills, resources and design, to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:23
  Up to 1,200 jobs will be created during the construction of a new 800-home “urban village” on a former city industrial site, according to developers who this week formally submitted plans. The social enterprise scheme behind proposals to redevelop the old Arjo Wiggins paper mill site, by Ely Bridge off Cowbridge Road East, submitted an outline planning application to Cardiff council. The £100m... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:40
Africa is urbanising fast. Today, to deal with its exponential urban growth, building new cities appears to be the new trend. At the end of May 2012, mayors and leaders from Africa’s top cities even gathered in Lagos to debate the region’s urban transformation. The meeting featured those managing, planning, designing and financing Africa’s most innovative cities. Speakers were world-class... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:29
Local policy-making for sustainability is much more than the decisions taken by the mayor or council – however without them it is impossible! How successful are our local processes, plans and strategies in creating better quality of life without draining natural resources? How efficient are our methods to integrate the knowledge and engagement of citizens? ICLEI-Europe proposes a cyclical,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 09:47
Cities present a sustainability conundrum: though they are the most efficient way to provide infrastructure and services for large populations, they are, in absolute terms, incredibly inefficient. Cities cover just 2% of the Earth's surface yet consume about 75% of the world's resources, and given that more of the world's population now live in cities than in rural areas, it's clear they are key... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 16:23
With urban planning initiatives extremely popular throughout most of Asia, it is difficult to identify any one in particular as the overall benchmark. While many new developments being built Asia-wide may be show-stopping, they often overlook social and community-focused elements. The World Architecture News (WAN), however, has cited one newly-completed development as setting a new standard, an... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 14:58
Lagos is Africa's largest city. Next to the sea, it experiences regular flooding from tropical rains, and water is a way of life for many residents, particularly those in Makoko. People living in this fishing community have built their homes on the water and trade on it. But the area has just one primary school. Nigerian architect Kunle Adeyemi is hoping to build another – one that floats on the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:51
Three young Code for America fellows have developed an app that puts expert tools in the hands of communities, letting them control, analyze, and visualize their own data. Imagine you’re a community organizer in Detroit. You want to convert an abandoned lot into a community garden, and to back up your case, you plan a local survey of families who might use it. You organize a band of volunteers--... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:36
One of Chicago's most beautiful and hidden gardens is located on top of City Hall, part of an effort to 'green' roofs in order fight rising temperatures. Hari Sreenivasan of America's PBS Newshour reports on the actions the city of Chicago is taking to mitigate climate change in an urban landscape Click here to watch the video Source: PBS Newshour NB: Press Cutting ServiceThis article is culled... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 18:31
Sepeda Motor Bebek Injeksi Kencang dan Irit Jupiter Z1 Motorcycle Fast and Economical Injection named Jupiter Z1. Motorcycle is a motor vehicle that is pretty much interested in Indonesian society as a practical and economical transportation. Therefore Yamaha as one of the major motorcycle manufacturers have created a masterpiece that is  technologically advanced and spectacular motorcycle... Read more