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[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 16:15
Most nations worldwide are trying to raise their electricity production to complement increasing industrialization and urbanization. This factor has significantly contributed to the rise of substation installation in order to deliver electricity to various remote parts of a nation, according to a recent market report. A substation is used to step up current and voltage for transmitting... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:58
No doubt, the increased density of big cities leads to less energy use and fewer greenhouse gas emissions per capita. “The biggest factor is transportation, first, simply because trips get shorter, and second, because trips are more likely taken by transit, biking and walking, which are more energy efficient than cars,” says Dan Bertolet of Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based sustainability... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:39
Co-authored by Olivia Labonte, UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board-North America and Jonas Freist-Held, UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board-Europe A mural was unveiled in Berlin-Rudow, a suburb of Germany’s capital on Sunday, making a powerful statement regarding youth engagement in urban development. The graffiti, painted by the German crew The Ruined Kings and designed in cooperation with the Youth... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:17
SAO PAULO, Brazil — It’s before dawn, but the Instituto Chão is already bustling with bearded men and tattooed women in their 30s unloading crates of fresh fruits and vegetables from two small trucks. And customers are lining up outside the store to buy it. The produce here is not like what you find at most retailers in São Paulo — it’s organic, comes in odd shapes and sizes, and is picked fresh... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:34
Some 64 per cent of Asia will be urbanised by 2050 and national governments are joining hands with the private sector to leverage the opportunity for sustainable development, writes Schneider Electric's Tommy Leong. Urbanisation has never resonated stronger among countries – developed and developing alike – than now. While the recently documented New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) posits that this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 13:39
Urbanisation is linked to a range of health issues; improving the health of people in cities is a central concern of government and international institutions The relentless growth of urban populations is driving city and national governments to increase access to healthcare while tackling the root causes of poor health. According to Oxford Economics [pdf], the world’s largest 750 cities will be... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:53
Conference Information Physical, social, economic, political and cultural development in current century, growing urbanization trend, and globalization and its consequences triggered rapid changes in the process of urban development and urbanization and created increasing numerous challenges facing urban management around the world. Today, cities are known as important centers for creativity and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
The fourth annual Smart Urban Futures Conference on liveable, walkable, sustainable communities, will feature one of the most exciting line-ups of speakers yet. Heading the list is Brent Toderian, Principal of TODERIAN Urban WORKS and founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism.  One of the World’s leading urban planners, Brent was Chief Planner of Vancouver from 2006-2012. He now... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
Four years after the publication of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package (2013) and related SUMP Guidelines (2014), there is now a large and expanding network of cities committed to preparing and implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. This includes cities and institutions involved in various EU projects and initiatives, designed to drive forward mobility planning research... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:21
Mwanza, Tanzania 22 February 2017 – Residents of Mwanza Town of Tanzania will soon start benefitting from a water and sanitation project undertaken through the UN-Habitat championed Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme (LVWATSAN). Gerson H. Lwege, Minister of Water and Iirrigation (MoWI) recently officiated at the signing ceremony of two between Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation... Read more