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[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:36
1. UNEP-SIDA cities in coastal mega-deltas 2. TÉLÉDÉTECTION ET GESTION DES CATASTROPHES NATURELLES : APPLICATIONS À L’ÉTUDE DES INONDATIONS URBAINES DE SAINT LOUIS ET DU RAVINEMENT LIÉ À L’ÉROSION HYDRIQUE À NIORO-DU-RIP (SÉNÉGAL) 3. Strategie Nationale Initiale de mise en oeuvre de la convention cadre des Nations Unies sur le changements climatiques 4. Plan d'action national pour l'adaptation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 06:04
UN-HABITAT, as one of the key partners, participated in the 3rd Asia Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition (APHF-3) in Bangkok from 7-9 September 2011. More than 700 delegates, from 220 organizations and 35 countries attended APHF-3 co-organized by Habitat for Humanity and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Forum gathered participants from governments... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:28
Project partners PetroEnergy Resources Corp, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. announce they have signed a energy sales agreement for electricity to be generated from the 20 MW Maibarara geothermal project expected to go online by September 2013. Please read full story below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:08
When the ‘Back to the Future’ films first hit our screens in the late 1980s, the futuristic predictions of hover cars and virtual trips seemed like they were light years away. But now, thanks to GIS, it seems like a slice of futuristic fantasy is just around the corner. Real-time virtual trips through foreign cities and mountain-top vistas with digital arrows pointing to top restaurants and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:47
As is sadly the case in a number of countries in West Africa, war has played a deeply destabilizing role in the development of Liberia. Violent conflict from 1989 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2003 has left Liberia one of the poorest nations in the world.  That said, the nation is beginning to turn its fate around, and work towards lasting sustainable development. Next month’s election -... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 12:28
This year’s World Habitat Award winners and finalists are together improving the living conditions of more than 1.1 million people around the world, as well as generating sustainable livelihoods, reducing energy consumption, providing access to housing finance and empowering marginalised groups. 1. Community Programme for Neighbourhood Improvement, MEXICO A community initiated neighbourhood... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:57
Today, “safer cities” and “cities free of violence” are buzz terms in the development community, accompanied by a growing understanding that urban safety goes beyond the installation of street lights and, instead, requires a holistic approach that includes access to dignified housing, sanitation and health services, and public policies that recognize women’s disproportionate vulnerability to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:35
Dear Colleagues,   unfortunately the documents we have for our CCCI activities in Indonesia (Pekalongan and Bajarmasin) cannot be uploaded because they extend the max size.   Please indicate if you need these documents so I can send them to you bilaterally.   Thank you in advance
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:52
Children are so concerned about the environment they would rather learn about it than traditional subjects such as science and history, a survey found today. And while parents struggle to answer their children's questions on environmental problems, they are bending to pester power to be more green, the research from the Co-operative showed.  The survey of 1,027 youngsters aged seven to 14... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:29
Anyone who has lived in a university town or city will have heard – or maybe uttered themselves – "bloody students", when being kept awake at night by midweek celebrations, or tripping over rubbish strewn across the pavement. But there are many people around the UK who will be looking forward to the return of the students to their towns and cities as many community groups and projects get a boost... Read more