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[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:16
India's transitional or rurban zones, the rural pockets that are being transformed into urban ones, have a higher carbon footprint than rural pockets, say experts, stressing the need to include these places in the planning and governance process. "Transitional regions are important as most of the planning processes leave out these regions and hence they are deprived basic amenities (sanitation,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:42
 By 2018, more than half of Asia-Pacific’s population is expected to live in urban areas, making it the biggest challenge facing the region’s governments and cities, says a new study. The report, titled The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015, was launched on Oct. 19 at the Sixth Asian Pacific Urban Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Compiled by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:03
Africa is experiencing a massive flow of people into urban areas. This is happening in major urban centres such as Lagos, Accra and Dar es Salaam – but it's also happening in less well-known, smaller, secondary cities. The pace at which this urban growth is happening inevitably puts strain on city authorities: the supply of services and developing infrastructure is vital for human and economic... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:29
Peter Edwards from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, is working with the Future Cities Laboratory to combat food insecurity caused by rapid urbanization. He says hundreds of millions of people will move to megacities in the next twenty years; it’s vital to work across sectors to give people the benefits of urban life, alongside the ability to grow and market their own food. Source:Weforum NB: Press... Read more

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