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[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 22:13
Cities and regions from all over the world gathered at the World Water Forum on the occasion of the 4th International Conference of Local and Regional Authorities on Water in Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) on 13 and 14 April, reaffirmed the crucial need for the international community to adopt Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 22:09
This year’s CONNECTKaro conference focused on how Indian cities like Bangalore (pictured) can use technology for smarter development given the country’s rapid urbanization.  From April 15 to 16, 2015 in New Delhi, city and transport leaders from around the world came together for the third annual edition of WRI India’s CONNECTKaro conference. This year’s theme of Smart Cities for Sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:22
Pamir Geotechnical Services Company provides the most accurate interpretation & geotechnical recommendation of subsurface/soil conditions to help clients save money by ad opting appropriate parameters. With technical geotechnical skills and construction experience, we can deliver solutions for a wide range of geotechnical activities that includes collection of disturbed & undisturbed... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:59
Diverting the world’s estimated 12 million tons of daily waste is no easy task. Today’s waste management strategies are often costly, cumbersome and bad for our environment. In order to really reduce impacts on the environment while increasing profitability, companies need to aggressively shift the focus from waste management to waste prevention. Companies in all industries have the potential... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:30
At least six United Nations workers were killed in Somalia on Monday when a huge bomb destroyed a bus in the northeastern town of Garowe, police said. "We have confirmed the death of six UN staff, including a foreign national," police official Abdullahi Mohamed said. "The bomb is believed to have been attached to the minibus and was detonated near the UN office." Witnesses and security officials... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:23
Over 70 million Christians living in Nigeria are in fear for their lives as the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram continues its murderous rampaging across northeastern Nigeria, reaching into as far as Chad, Cameroon and Niger. In its latest tactic to make an Islamic state, Boko Haram is adopting the same gruesome, murderous methods as ISIS, stamping out Christianity with an almost religious... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:11
India has debuted an air quality index in ten cities in an effort to build awareness aboutdangerous pollution and spur cities into action. Mayank Aggarwal reports for Live Mint that the rollout was hampered by “glitches” that left some municipalities without readouts. Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad comprise the first wave of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:59
In Indian cities, there is no centralised repository of information available to the urban local bodies (ULBs). This means that each time a planning activity takes place, the ULB has to collect, update and sometimes re-collect data from several departments. In the absence of a centralised and standardised inventory, city planners and decision makers are not able to conduct risk and vulnerability... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 17:26
NAIROBI, Kenya — In 2009, a submarine fiber optic cable landed on the beaches of Mombassa, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of here. The president, ministers and dignitaries greeted its arrival with the same fanfare as heralded undersea telegraph lines more than a century ago. They were right to be excited. Six years later, Nairobi is bursting with technology startups like Shop Soko, a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 17:18
Transitioning from emissions-intensive vehicles to bicycling and other forms of sustainable transport is a priority of China’s new Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Air Pollution.  This is the second installment of the China’s Clean Air Challenge series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series examines the increasing social, environmental, and economic impacts of serious air quality... Read more