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Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 17:07
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID), provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which in turn contributes to improved... Read more
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:49
Urban LandMark's Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa project, supported by Cities Alliance and with co-funding from UKaid by the Department for International Development (DFID) in 2012 and 2013 provided technical assistance and advisory services on incrementally securing tenure in slum upgrading in the region. The work aimed to contribute to improved access to land for poorer people, which... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:47
Future Cities Catapult, an urban innovation centre, and engineering and consultant group, ARUP, have released a report which places the UK at the forefront in urban innovation, a sector that already adds £16 billion to the national economy. “The UK’s unique ecosystem of top companies, universities and vibrant cities, supported by an engaged and forward thinking government makes it the best place... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:40
In this companion report to the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability to date, 30,000 consumers worldwide give their views on their quality of life, expectations on business and governments, and attitudes towards sustainable brands. Source: Accenture NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of... Read more
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:29
In today’s increasingly global and interconnected world, over half of the world’s population (54 per cent) lives in urban areas although there is still substantial variability in the levels of urbanization across countries (figure 1). The coming decades will bring further profound changes to the size and spatial distribution of the global population. The continuing urbanization and overall growth... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:41
Road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading  cause of death for young people aged 15–29. Current trends suggest that by 2030 road traffic deaths will become the fifth leading cause of death unless urgent action is taken. Source: WHO NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 08:30
The European Commission has published its bi-annual report on the European Rail Market which highlights that, despite strong growth in the rail sector, more can still be done in several key areas. The report finds that open competition and increased public tendering deliver better services for passengers and better value for taxpayers. This is particularly crucial as Europe's railways receive €... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:24
The Greater London Authority's (GLA) new Transport & Health research report  "TRANSPORT AND HEALTH IN LONDON - The main impacts of London road transport on health" was launched on June 6th at the Hackney Cycling Conference. The report gives an overview of the key findings of a research on travel impacts on health, and answers to questions such as which are the greatest hazards to our health,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:14
If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community’s transportation system, will people use it? That’s what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. Through the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided over $25 million each to four pilot... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:27
LEED in Motion is a report series from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides a holistic snapshot of the green building movement and the most widely used green building rating system in the world: USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This industry report is aimed at equipping readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for... Read more

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