The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report.
Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare’s high-density suburbs.
As coastal cities continue to face the potentially expensive threat of increasingly volatile weather, storm surge and sea level rise associated with climate change, building resilience has become a top planning priority.
Many scientists believe that global warming will come to an end if, some day, human succeeds in stopping the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
It would, indeed, be hotter on Earth than before industrialisation, but nonetheless it would not get even hotter. Climate physicist Thomas Frölicher questions this notion by using model calculations and creates a more pessimistic...
The head of the Philippine disaster management office said Tuesday he expects the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan to increase.
Already, the official death toll of 5,500 makes the typhoon—known locally as Yolanda—the deadliest storm in the Southeast Asian country's modern history.
Sydney-based property developer, Crown Group has sold its 500th apartment at award-winning project Top Ryde City Living, just months after launching its final stage, VIVA by Crown.
The sale caps a year of achievements for the AUD500 million (USD460 million) residential development, after it was awarded Best High Density development at the 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW...
The impacts of the revitalization of the neighborhood surrounding East Oakland’s Tassafaronga Village go beyond making the area more aesthetically appealing and more energy efficient. Comprehensive green urban planning which leads to increased sustainability and improved sense of psychological well-being may also put a dent in crime.
The joint responsibility of Member States and the EU institutions to uphold EU citizens' rights to live and work in another EU country is underlined in a policy paper just adopted by the European Commission.
The Commission's paper outlines five concrete actions to help national and local authorities to:
This week is Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week.
Even though the Philippines accounts for only 0.4% of global CO2 emissions, we are ranked third in the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change, as we’ve seen from the catastrophic damage brought on by Typhoon Yolanda (although many scientists are uncertain that climate change was behind the typhoon’s...
Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) over the last few weeks have seen the launch of new infrastructure projects, such as dams and roads, from which they are expected to reap benefits over the next few years.
At a time when Angola is looking to expand its power production capacity, particularly in the interior of the country, at the beginning of November the China Gezhouba Corporation (...
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in his opening remarks at the World Culture Forum here on Monday said that culture plays an important role in social inclusion and poverty eradication.
The European Union and China are working together to improve urban mobility. Hundreds of European and Chinese city mayors as well as academics and business representatives with an interest in the future of urbanization gathered in Beijing at the Second EU China Urban Forum Thursday through Saturday to share ideas and identify future co-operation activities.
Indonesian authorities raised the alert status for one of the country’s most active volcanoes to the highest level Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.
Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashed fresh volcanic ash and gravel as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) and searing gas down its slope up to...
Urban development in India has become a pawn in the hands of politicians and poorly trained bureaucrats who find regularising violations an easy and rewarding thing to do than taking preventive action.
The Urban Development Authorities (UDAs), which are supposed to facilitate sustained development, were reduced to government agencies ‘transacting business’ with a wide variety of...