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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 14:41
In late March, our Chair of Architecture and Urban Design joined forces with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs to bring global actors in urban development to ETH Zürich for a roundtable. Reaching out beyond academia, it was a chance for us to explore how together we can devise collaborative solutions to the most pressing urban challenges. The next decade will be decisive for cities in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 14:25
The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the World Bank’s Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative, in collaboration with the C40 Network, the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF), are hosting the second City Creditworthiness Academy in Seoul, South Korea, this week, 21-26 April. The City Creditworthiness Academy will assist senior... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:24
A total of 40 major infrastructure projects are due to start in the north west this year, the government has announced. The schemes form part of more than 200 rail, road, local transport, flood defence, broadband, airport infrastructure and waste management projects due to begin across Great Britain in 2014/2015. More than 200 major projects are also due to be completed this year, including 45... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:13
Washington, D.C. -- New York state is getting warmer faster than the rest of the United States, according to a new study relying on federal data. New York is about 1.7 degrees warmer now than it was on the first Earth Day in 1970, said Climate Central, a collection of scientists and journalists working on climate change. Climate Central's new report, based on data from the National Climatic Data... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:05
Poor sanitation is associated with Monrovia, a city with sprawling neighborhoods hosting people from the countryside, most of whom were displaced during the civil crisis. As a city grappling with surge in population of over one million people, it is also seriously overwhelmed with the problem of stuffy, clogged and leaking sewage lines. The blockade of the stem drainage, the secondary sewage... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:00
Pampa, TX - The City of Pampa is preparing as severe storm season is already underway. The Emergency Management Coordinator in Pampa recently started a local initiative of the Community Emergency Response Team or "CERT" Program. The program which began in California trains everyday citizens on how to help first responders. They are given fire training, medical response training and taught how to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 07:53
ERMS Corporation, the Canadian pioneer in Enterprise-Class Emergency Notifications Systems, is proud to announce its Gold Level Sponsorship for the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto, June 15-18, 2014. World leaders in disaster planning and business continuity are converging for this global event, focused on developing strategies, technologies and leadership plans. With experts... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:23
With an enormous desire to build tall, Dubai will be home to approximately 149 skyscrapers by the end of 2015. The city’s skyline continues to grow and one can look forward to incredibly innovative designs and tall structures being constructed as a part of the ongoing trend.  Premiering this year, the most awaited event focusing solely on the high rises and the technology to develop sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:03
India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic stool that chases people to squat in toilets. Mr Poo, who appears in commercials accompanied by a groovy techno anthem, is the face of the latest public health campaign by United Nations Children's Fund in the country. With a bold and quirky approach unlike any previous awareness drives, the 'Poo2Loo' campaign seeks to bring... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 08:57
Premier Li Keqiang wants to wean the Chinese economy off its dependence on export trade in cheap electronics, clothes, toys and tchotchkes of all variety. Let the Chinese people consume instead, he says, and let them consume products and services of high value. But how do you take a developing country like China, where saving has traditionally been favored over spending, and transform it into a... Read more

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