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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:57
Cultural amenities like parks and museums attract young talent to big cities. But how do they work for smaller cities or older people? For years, cities measured their success in purely economic terms—jobs created, rising incomes and wages, the number of corporate headquarters, or the extent of high-tech industries. Recently, other things have entered the picture. Place-making efforts in cities ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 14:39
Nigeria’s quest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 could become an exercise in futility if the country remains reluctant to implement strategies, practices and processes that will enable it effectively manage its rising waste level. This is the submission of facilities management and waste management experts who gathered at the just concluded National Waste Management... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:32
As food and inequality play a larger part in climate politics, C40 Executive Director Mark Watts feels more positive than ever that cities hold the solutions. It was only three years ago that journalist Benjamin Barber argued in his book If Mayors Ruled the World that cities were better poised to solve global problems than national leaders. ”At the the time, it seemed like one of those catchy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:18
The chairman, Board of directors for Uganda Human Settlements Network Emmanuel Byaruhanga said there should be an increase in production of adequate housing for all income groups from the current 60,000 units to 200,000 to meet the housing need by 2040. During a stakeholder's dialogue held recently under the theme; "Working together to address Uganda's housing needs', Byaruhanga said Uganda... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:15
NAGPUR: "Conservation of birds is an issue which needs attention, but it is being ignored by the government. Similarly deforestation, big construction projects, urbanization is directly affecting biodiversity. Urbanization also filters bird communities," said ornithologist Dr Anil Pimpalapure. Dr Pimpalapure, a dentist by profession, was given the Laxmikant Harkare Smruti Vanyajeev Sanvardhan... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:09
At this time of year, most of us are thinking hard about New Year's resolutions to make our personal, family and professional lives better. But before we finalize and laminate the list of losing weight, balancing our household finances, or cleaning out that back closet, what if we picked a few that could improve our lives, while ALSO improving our cities, towns and communities? It's not as hard... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:14
The island of Pulau Ubin, just off the north east coast of Singapore is today largely uninhabited, but some of the  former buildings remain. Our Singaporean friend “Velvetine” tells me that the building in her first photograph is a wash room, and that another of the buildings they came across has a quirky history. Apparently built by a Scotsman who hankered after home, it was demanded that it be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:09
Despite alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen a surge in private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists have warned. They quoted government figures that show there are now about 10 million vehicles registered in Delhi - up from fewer than nine million a year ago. That is nearly three and a half times more than vehicles registered for Mumbai, India's financial... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:09
Cape Town - Cape Town has been listed as one of the top cities worldwide on the Global Cities of the Future winners 2016/17 for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy. This is according to Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times. Cape Town has been ranked 21st for its FDI strategy and is the only African city listed in this category by fDi Intelligence.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:31
Mainstreaming gender in urbanisation can be a useful tool in understanding and tackling exclusionary growth and access to resources in urban spaces more generally. While cities have always been designed for men, urban development is treated as a gender-neutral domain. In October, representatives from 195 countries participated in the Habitat III Conference and adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) ... Read more