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[ News ] Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:49
Indonesia Furniture Manufacturer, Supplier and Exporter for wholesale market now available in new factory. See the latest collection from indoor teak furniture up to teak outdoor furniture directly from Jepara Furniture City.  
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:25
Waste management is one of the most topical environmental issues in Zimbabwe’s urban centres, growth points as well as rural service centres. Most cities, towns and growth points are characterised by litter and illegal solid waste dumps on street corners and along sanitary lanes. According to Practical Action Southern Africa (2006), more than 2.5 million tonnes of household and industrial waste... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:31
There’s been a lot of recent talk about the additional pressure new migrant arrivals place on public services. There has been less discussion about how cities – and it is mainly cities – are coping with this. And less still about what we are learning and the implications for future public services.This was the focus of a recent Social Innovation Europe event in Siracusa Sicily. Meeting on one of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:03
If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa – and the ways in which that growth occurs – marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving global sustainable development. By 2050, cities in the developing world will absorb more than two billion... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:14
The global population is both urbanizing and aging at historically unprecedented rates, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Fifty-seven percent of the world’s older people — that’s 900 million — live in towns and cities, and that figure is projected to rise to over 2 billion by 2050. There are already more older people living in Latin American cities than the entire populations of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:57
The world is moving to the city. No part of the planet is urbanising faster than sub-Saharan Africa. The continent’s population of roughly 1.1 billion is expected to double by 2050. More than 80 per cent of that growth will occur in cities, especially slums. The outcome of this unprecedented urban transition depends on what Africa’s political, business and civic leaders do next. If they take the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:20
Climate scientists sometimes talk about something called "climate departure" as a way of measuring when climate change has really changed things. It's the moment when average temperatures, either in a specific location or worldwide, become so impacted by climate change that the old climate is left behind. It's a sort of tipping point. And a lot of cities are scheduled to hit one very soon. A... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 - 11:09
For the greener cities of the future, a tree management plan for the urban environment becomes a practical discipline that includes tree planting, selection, protection and care. The overall management of trees could be seen as a more collective resource. Let's take San Francisco, for example. They have more than 105,000 trees growing along their streets, which contributes to a more livable and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:40
For all the talk about smart cities a lot of dumb stuff happens in cities. Chicago can't get a grip on police violence, Flint poisons its citizens with municipal water, Washington DC's Metro subway is befallen by a series of mishaps and Baltimore can't count its primary votes so that the State has to de-certify the election results. The voting debacle is interesting because even though Maryland... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:18
Urbanisation is one of the most significant global trends in the 21st Century. More than 50 per cent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas Approximately, 90 per cent of urban population growth between now and 2030 will take place in developing countries. When rural-urban shift is properly managed, it leads to higher productivity and eventually, rising living standards and better... Read more