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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:23
The members of the Baltimore/Washington Brick Distributor Council are pleased to present this special annual event for architects. Join them as they host an educational day filled with information, networking, and fun. Image: Source: This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:08
Following the 1999 Earthquake in Turkey, large cities such as Istanbul have undergone vast urban transformation. Although an “urban transformation” law easing property rights of urban land was enacted five years ago, the results have been unsatisfactory. Without proper planning, the new built environment has been subjected to extreme, unwieldy density and the legislation lacks social and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 15:53
For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities. By 2050, this number is expected to increase to 66 percent. The shift from rural to urban areas, mainly in Africa and Asia, is due to poverty and related socio-economic factors.   For the most part, the rapid expansion of cities takes place without any land use planning strategy and the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 15:34
AMID the acceleration of economic growth in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) cited the adverse implication of rapid urbanization and industrialization as causes of several diseases nowadays. In his remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents Tuesday, December 6 at Malagos village, Calinan, Davao City, DOH assistant... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 14:55
Mosquito populations have increased as much as ten-fold over the past five decades in New York, New Jersey, and California, according to long-term datasets from mosquito monitoring programs. The number of mosquito species in these areas increased two- to four-fold in the same period. A new study finds the main drivers of these changes were the gradual waning of DDT concentrations in the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:48
Kampala, 30 November 2016 (ECA) - A new project to strengthen the capacities of African policy makers and experts to effectively design, reformulate and implement strategies and policies for inclusive and sustainable cities, among other issues, will be launched in Uganda this week by the Economic Commission for Africa. A national workshop will be held in Kampala from December 1 to December 2 to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:44
At the just concluded Buganda Investment Forum, Judy Rugasira Kyanda, the managing director, Knight Frank, talked about low and affordable housing and which type we need to solve the housing deficit in Uganda. What is the difference between affordable and low cost housing? Affordable housing is basically targeting a solution based approach to housing with basic amenities and it targets middle... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:44
Cities are our future We live in an increasingly urban world which is shaping our environments and our future. Currently, over half of the global population live in cities and it is estimated that this percentage will rise to 70% by 2050. Cities are both the culprits and the source of innovative solutions to megatrends such as climate change. So, as existing cities grow bigger and new cities are... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 16:00
They can deliver almost half the carbon reductions needed to hit our climate targets. Even before the election of Donald Trump, it was clear that states and cities — what climate nerds call “subnational actors” — are central to tackling climate change. Now that the US federal government is getting out of the climate protection business, at least for four years, subnational actors are more... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 14:53
Climate change is one of the problems the modern world has but cities all over the world are doing their best to address this problem. Here are seven cities that got climate change right according to the C40 Awards because they developed innovative solutions to address this problem in their cities. Addis Ababa         This African nation was one of the top 5 cities that get climate change... Read more