Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 02:36
Community Hammock. Dressing the trees in a pop-up experiment of performative urbanism. In this work, trees are explored in their relationship with people and open urban spaces, creating a temporary ecology of public space, and triggering speculative environmental reflections. Based on spatial connections seen from a three-dimensional scanning of the site. Fabric lines connect the trees and... 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
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:58
The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. Benefiting from the patronage of the UNESCO and the support of the International Organization of la Francophonie, Millennia2015 "Women actors of development for the global challenges" has been launched by The Destree Institute and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:39
Coastal ecosystems are among the most productive on earth; approximately 2.8 billion people – over 40% of the total global population – live in coastal cities. We face significant present and future challenges in managing the natural assets of coastal regions as the planet’s population is projected to reach over eight billion people by 2050. This has significant implications for the coastal... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:14
In building resilience, the UNEP Climate Change Strategy (2008) focuses on promoting adaptation measures and building institutional capacity among the world’s most vulnerable people...
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:12
Résumé Cette publication présente deux applications de la Télédétection et des SIG dans la gestion des catastrophes naturelles, à travers les exemples des inondations urbaines de Saint Louis d’une part et, d’autre part, l’érosion hydrique et le ravinement associé dans la ville de Nioro du Rip (Sénégal). L’intérêt cartographique des données optiques et radar a été démontré dans le contexte des... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:09
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:05
1.1. Introduction 1.2 Situation Biophysique 1.3 Contexte de développement II/ METHODOLOGIE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DU PANA 2.1 L’organisation globale 2.2 Les études 2.3 Les consultations publiques 2.4 La Priorisation 2.5 Formulation des projets 2.6 Limites de la méthodologie III) ETUDES DE VULNERABILITES ET OPTIONS D’ADAPTATION 3.1) Définitions 3.2) Secteurs Ressources en eau A) Vulnérabilité B) Options... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 17:03
The purpose of this document is to fix general framework items to be able to apprehend the problem issues related to coastal erosion in West Africa and to place in context the contributions expected from national consultants.