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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:23
The city of Bugulma in the Tartarstan Republic of western Russia gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for transforming its contaminated water system into cheaper, safer water for its citizens. Founded in 1736, the city at the confluence of the Bugulminka and Stepnoy Zay rivers, is the centre of petroleum mining in Tatarstan. Other economic activities in the city include machinery production,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:51
The bustling port city of Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, in eastern China, gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for setting a new trend in integrated urban-rural development and management through an initiative by the city's authorities to improve the quality of life for farmers and other residents in its hinterland. Zhangjiagang, just half an hour's drive from Shanghai along a new super-... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:24
The ancient canal city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province, eastern China, gets the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for preserving a unique cultural and historical heritage at a time of rapid urbanization. The city which dates back to 490 BC, is known variously as the City of Waters, the City of Bridges, the City of Calligraphy, the City of Tea, and the City of Scholars. Despite rapid urbanization,... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 22:14
Over the last weeks, a series of blog posts at the SMR corporate website addressed the issues that come up when starting a KM initiative. Readers have commented that the several short posts, beginning with Starting KM in Your Organization: Here's Your Strategic Road Map (First Stop: Define What You Want to Do), have been particularly using for departmental or small unit KM start-ups. The first... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 15:03
Presented at the Networking Event on Comparative Assessment of Metropolitan Planning System in Emerging Economies: Case of Indian and Brazilian Metropolis at the 5th World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 14:48
Presented at the Networking Event on Inclusive Urban Planning For The Working Poor at the 5th World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:41
Burera District has very poor health indicators compared to other areas of Rwanda and is one of the most impoverished districts in the country. Prior to PIH’s arrival in 2007 – and the reason we chose this district for intervention – Burera was one of the only districts in the country that lacked a functioning district hospital. In fact, the remote area where the hospital is being built has never... Read more
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:28
The practice of Zengcheng City in developing an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable human settlements using urban-rural integrated development approach.
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 17:19
Enviroschools has transformed environmental education in more than 700 New Zealand schools and also brought about significant changes in all the communities where those schools are located. The emphasis has been on doing rather than talking, but obviously every project has provoked intense discussion. Through recognising the diversity of every unique location and every unique community, the range... Read more
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 16:52
Trinity Media is producing an entertainment-education documentary to bring global awareness of the Millenium Development Goals and raise funds globally through www.literacyby2015.com. The project is an entertainment based documentary about families living in slums. Utilizing research done by Dr. Miguel Sabado and Dr. Arvind Singhal and other social scientists, Trinity Media is producing a... Read more

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