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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 08:52
A peculiar mix of people sat in an overcrowded lecture room at The New School this past weekend to participate in an Urban Lab, hosted by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, that was part of the NYC Urban Thinkers Campus. Among those in attendance were youth activists, concerned community members and organizers of all ages, international professionals in the fields of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 - 18:13
 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2, 2015: Held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality, the 2nd Annual Arab Future Cities Summit 2015 got underway in the city today. Organized by global conference producers, Expotrade, the two-day summit has gathered renowned experts in smart city development from across the globe to deliver keynote sessions, case study presentations and partake in panel... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 - 14:31
It is often said that we are living through another period of mass urbanisation: an age in which more and more people, in all regions of the world, are moving from rural towns and villages and trying to make their lives in cities – often megacities with upwards of 25m inhabitants. Indeed, the United Nations now predicts that by 2050 two-thirds of the global population will live in cities.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 - 14:18
OTTAWA – A new study says it’s time for Canada’s major cities to look at street and bridge tolls as a way to reduce traffic gridlock. The study by the think-tank Ecofiscal Commission says cities don’t put a price on road access and an unpriced resource will get overused. The McGill University economics professor who heads the think-tank says traffic gridlock has a huge economic cost. Chris Ragan... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 - 13:56
HONG KONG -- In line with the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be held in Paris later this month, the world's major cities are also discussing how to cope with climate change on urban-related issues at a regional level.  The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, consisting of 80 megacities worldwide, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing and Jakarta, focuses... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:44
Urban centers are said to be places where division of labour can emerge. Unlike rural parts, the availability of government and municipal services made urban centers attractive for living and this stimulates particularly the rural urban migration. Because of the flourishing of division of labour and the availability of skilled labour supported by different sectors such as manufacturing, service... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10:25
The boom in urbanisation and infrastructure development in Asia is expected to present many new business opportunities. Based on a UN report, continuing population growth and urbanisation are projected to add 2.5 billion people to the world's cities by 2050, with nearly 90 per cent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. India, China and Nigeria alone are expected to account for 37 per... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 10:32
More than 350 regional and global thought leaders will showcase the best global practices in sustainability for the built environment and discuss the future of smart cities at a key summit in Dubai, UAE, in December. The “Dubai Sustainable Cities Summit” is being organised by the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Center, the investment arm of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 09:43
Makueni County Government is set to access Ksh50 million for Climate Change adaptation and resilience after it passed the Makueni County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) regulation Makueni County Government is set to access Ksh50 million for Climate Change adaptation and resilience after it passed the Makueni County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) regulation.Makueni Governor, Professor Kivutha Kibwana,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:42
MONTRÉAL — Mayors, elected officials, international organizations and civil society groups issued a declaration this week on the importance of metropolitan areas in sustainable urbanization, the first such document offered as formal input to the Habitat III process.The declaration was finalized during an intensive two-day “thematic meeting” here presided over by Denis Coderre, the mayor of... Read more

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