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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:23
Cities have a primary role to play to Fast-Track the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030 says report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS. Ending the AIDS epidemic: the advantage of cities was presented at theAfricities Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit, held every three years, marks a critical time as cities enter the new era of the Sustainable Development Goals. On the eve of World AIDS... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:52
Pope Francis on Thursday appealed to world leaders to ensure that urbanisation processes help foster development and integration rather than social breakdown. In a speech to the United Nations in Nairobi, Francis said authorities needed to work to "guarantee for everyone, especially those living in outlying neighbourhoods, the basic rights to dignified living conditions and to land, lodging and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 09:43
Pope Francis on Friday wound up his three-day visit by condemning greed that he said had driven millions of Kenyans into hopelessness and poverty. The Pope urged the government to reverse the injustice. He was critical of those who amass wealth at the expense of others, private developers who deny children playgrounds and leaders who cling to power to protect their ill-gotten wealth. The 78-year... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 10:12
The World Bank has devised a $16bn (£10.6bn) strategy designed to help Africa adapt to climate change and prevent millions of people from sliding into poverty.By fast-tracking clean energy, efficient farming and urban protection, the measures promise to greatly increase renewable energy across the continent, bolster food production and lead to the planting of billions of trees. It is also hoped... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 09:55
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that Japan will extend 1.3 trillion yen ($10.60 billion) a year by 2020 to assist developing countries’ efforts to fight global warming. The figure is up from the current level of an average 1 trillion yen a year, and Abe will announce the increased aid during U.N. climate talks to convene Monday in Paris. Japan’s aid is part of industrialized nations’... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 09:36
As the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has targeted to eliminate world poverty by 2030, it has identified that rural sector development of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is the main driver to eradicate human development shortfalls and will be essential to achieving SDGs in these countries. A global report on the Least Developed Countries-2015 unveiled by the United... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 09:03
Urbanisation is both an urgent challenge and a massive opportunity for Africa, with the potential to transform the daily lives off millions of people, according to Mo Ibrahim. Dr. Ibrahim was speaking at the 2015 Ibrahim Forum in Accra, Ghana, which focused on Africa's growing cities and the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanisation on the continent. According to a new report from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 08:40
Norway are planning to build new cities and houses for immigrants. Norway plans build completely new houses and cities. According to the Council for Mental Health, there are clear correlations between anxiety, depression and unemployment. Being in work is important for the individual's identity and position in society, and for many, self-esteem and coping related to work. Norway wants to use 1.5... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 08:23
Today's cities might seem gridlocked by traffic and chocking in air pollution, but urban planning might actually be our only hope The future of the city is the future of our society. By 2050, 70 per cent of the world’s population is likely to be urban, with many living in megacities of more than 10 million people. In some countries, the pace of change is extraordinary. What took Europe 200... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 - 08:53
One of the key insights of MIT historian Jennifer Light’s career came when she was a summer intern at the RAND Corporation, the think tank famed for its analysis of Cold War military systems. That might seem like an unusual place for a historian’s eureka moment — but then, it was an unusual insight. In the late 1960s, Light noticed, people at RAND had suddenly become very interested in urban... Read more