Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:38
Steaks are very popular beef recipe and it makes very delicious meal for family and friends. But what makes a grass fed steak different? The grass fed hype is continually rising not just in grocery stores, more people also buy meat from local ranches so that they can acquire beef with the best quality as they have appreciated the benefits of grass fed organic beef. Beef coming from healthy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:04
Stockholm, 24 April 2012 - Five transformational initiatives aimed at accelerating and scaling-up action against a range of health, crop and climate-damaging pollutants were given the go-ahead by ministers meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The initiatives, which mark the beginning of the implementation phase of the new Climate and Clean Air Coalition, will fast track momentum towards... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 16:27
Within the framework of its strategy for building comparative knowledge on Africa produced from within the African continent, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites proposals from researchers based in African universities and centres of research for the constitution of Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) to undertake studies on or around any of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:03
Indian Red Cross Society, (IRCS), Belgaum brach, and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority will jointly organize a district disaster response team training on April 28 and 29 at the District Training Centre here. The aim of the programme is to make available trained human resource during disasters across the state. IRCS is engaged in establishing a panel of volunteers at the district... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 09:46
Background Information The primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is reducing poverty, and achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are responsible for the delivery of DFID's development and humanitarian assistance and policy work in Kenya and Somalia. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are part of the British... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 09:26
Background Information The primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is reducing poverty, and achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are responsible for the delivery of DFID's development and humanitarian assistance and policy work in Kenya and Somalia. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are part of the British... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 09:03
Background Information The primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is reducing poverty, and achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are responsible for the delivery of DFID's development and humanitarian assistance and policy work in Kenya and Somalia. DFID Kenya and DFID Somalia are part of the British... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:59
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has adopted the resolution Making cities resilient based on a report drafted by ICLEI Europe on behalf of the Congress. The new text supports the United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign. This initiative is aimed at raising awareness among citizens and local governments on the benefits of reducing urban risks,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 08:48
Whole volumes have been written on the virtues of cities — the way they make people around the globe smarter, more productive, more innovative. See, for instance, Edward Glaeser’s “The Triumph of the City,” or Matt Yglesias’s “The Rent is Too Damn High,” or Ryan Avent’s “The Gated City.” But a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute offers an curious twist on this old tale. The United... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 15:50
Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future has been selected as the focal topic for the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium to be held in Barcelona, Spain from October 8-10, 2012. The Symposium aims to inform policy choices that can help policymakers manage potential economic efficiency, environmental sustainability and social equity tradeoffs associated with urbanization. The key question to... Read more

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