Una auténtica selección de buenas prácticas en vivienda se encuentra en los finalistas de los Premios Mundiales del Hábitat, 2013, anunciados hoy (17.05.13).
Los diez finalistas de los Premios, financiados y coordinados cada año por la BSHF, han sido elegidos entre más de 200 proyectos de todo el mundo e incluyen proyectos sobre personas sin hogar, el acceso a la energía limpia en zonas rurales y gestión de servicios por las comunidades, tanto como la restauración y la vida sostenible en ciudades.
A true cross-section of good practice in housing can be found in the 2013 World Habitat Award finalists, announced today (17 May 2013).
The ten finalists for the Awards, funded and co-ordinated each year by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, have been chosen from a list of over 200 projects from across the globe and include projects focusing on homeless people, access to clean energy and community-led service provision as well as restoration and sustainable living in cities.
The World Habitat Awards 2013 finalists are:
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NAIVASHA, KENYA - Kenya Electricity Generating Company ( KenGen) said that its new geothermal plant under construction in the Rift Valley is expected to generate more power than previous estimates.
Kenya frequently suffers power outages and is racing to wean itself off unreliable rain-fed hydroelectric dams. The country's electricity demand stands at about 1,700 megawatts (MW) against supply of 1,300 MW.
Cities are where development challenges and solutions meet. With the cities of emerging economies expected to double from 2 billion to 4 billion people between 2000 and 2030—accompanied by a tripling of their physical footprint from 200,000 to 600,000 square kilometers—the policies and investments that get this rapid urbanization right hold the key to resilient and sustainable development.
This meeting focusing on the theme: "Changing Cities and Heritage Management: New Players?
A fascinating , but worrying , picture of the way common Indians are earning their living emerges from recently released Census 2011 data. Urban areas have emerged as huge magnets for jobs, for the first time beating the rural hinterland in job creation in the past decade. Simultaneously , there is a rising dependence on short-term jobs, both in rural and urban areas, as regular full-term jobs fade away. The data also reveals huge differences in the kind of jobs men and women are getting.