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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
[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:20
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,” said Samuel Johnson in the 18th century. For Johnson, the rich tapestry of London life and the myriad cultural assets clearly outweighed any downsides of city dwelling. For others, though, city life is a grind. Public transport is overcrowded, house prices are soaring, traffic is at gridlock... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:58
A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process. The aging of America’s 76 million Baby Boomers has created a demand for research on how best to live out the golden years. Studies often center on individual behaviors, such as exercise and eating habits, as well as the genetic factors that can affect the health of those... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:11
The good news is some causes of land subsidence can be stopped IF A city sinks into the ground but nobody notices, is it really sinking? After many years of tempting fate Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, found its answer in 2007 when a regular (if especially high) tide triggered a massive flood: 76 people were killed and nearly 590,000 made homeless. The process of land subsidence is slow, often... Read more