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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 07:12
Seminar on “What is climate change's impact on our cities and what can we do?” jointly organized by UN-HABITAT, UNESCAP, UNDP, and Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), aims at increasing an awareness of the public related to climate change and also providing an opportunity to share the ideas, experiences, practices, knowledge and innovations in mainstreaming climate change mitigation and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:36
1. UNEP-SIDA cities in coastal mega-deltas 2. TÉLÉDÉTECTION ET GESTION DES CATASTROPHES NATURELLES : APPLICATIONS À L’ÉTUDE DES INONDATIONS URBAINES DE SAINT LOUIS ET DU RAVINEMENT LIÉ À L’ÉROSION HYDRIQUE À NIORO-DU-RIP (SÉNÉGAL) 3. Strategie Nationale Initiale de mise en oeuvre de la convention cadre des Nations Unies sur le changements climatiques 4. Plan d'action national pour l'adaptation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 06:04
UN-HABITAT, as one of the key partners, participated in the 3rd Asia Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition (APHF-3) in Bangkok from 7-9 September 2011. More than 700 delegates, from 220 organizations and 35 countries attended APHF-3 co-organized by Habitat for Humanity and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Forum gathered participants from governments... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 02:36
Community Hammock. Dressing the trees in a pop-up experiment of performative urbanism. In this work, trees are explored in their relationship with people and open urban spaces, creating a temporary ecology of public space, and triggering speculative environmental reflections. Based on spatial connections seen from a three-dimensional scanning of the site. Fabric lines connect the trees and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:28
Project partners PetroEnergy Resources Corp, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. announce they have signed a energy sales agreement for electricity to be generated from the 20 MW Maibarara geothermal project expected to go online by September 2013. Please read full story below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:08
When the ‘Back to the Future’ films first hit our screens in the late 1980s, the futuristic predictions of hover cars and virtual trips seemed like they were light years away. But now, thanks to GIS, it seems like a slice of futuristic fantasy is just around the corner. Real-time virtual trips through foreign cities and mountain-top vistas with digital arrows pointing to top restaurants and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:58
The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO and the support of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" has been launched by The Destree Institute and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:39
Coastal ecosystems are among the most productive on earth; approximately 2.8 billion people – over 40% of the total global population – live in coastal cities. We face significant present and future challenges in managing the natural assets of coastal regions as the planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. This has significant implications for the coastal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:47
As is sadly the case in a number of countries in West Africa, war has played a deeply destabilizing role in the development of Liberia. Violent conflict from 1989 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2003 has left Liberia one of the poorest nations in the world.  That said, the nation is beginning to turn its fate around, and work towards lasting sustainable development. Next month’s election -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:28
This year’s World Habitat Award winners and finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 1.1 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups. 1. Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement, MEXICO A community initiated neighbourhood... Read more