If you avoid morning walks owing to fears related to the bad quality of air, start afresh as researchers from University of Copenhagen have found that exercise can outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution.
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.
CLC interviewed Mr Arun Jain, Urban Designer and Urban Strategist and Board member of IFHP, at the World Cities Summit 2014, on the key challenge facing cities today.
Lakes and trees in parks often miss the views of commuters in a city which is burgeoning with high-rise buildings, buzzing with growing population. The public suffering due to traffic congestion and futile talks of remedy have caused a loss of confidence that Dhaka could be made a beautiful city.
Markham, Ont. is growing fast and changing even faster. The city of 310,000, northeast of Toronto, saw its population balloon 15 per cent between 2006 and 2011, according to census figures, and was recently anointed Canada’s most diverse community by Statistics Canada. Nearly three out of every four Markham residents claim “visible minority” status, with more than a third of the population hailing from China. Other sizable groups include South Asians, Arabs, Koreans and Filipinos.
With the submission by the United States of its climate action plan alongside those of Switzerland, the members of the European Union, Norway and Mexico, well over 30 countries have now made their contribution to the new, universal Paris climate change agreement of 2015.
The nation is celebrating the birth centenary of Zainul Abedin, the pioneer of modern art in Bangladesh.
Slums are often viewed simply as dirty, poorly constructed, crime-ridden neighborhoods. However, Kirtee Shah, an accomplished Indian architect and a member of the CityNet Executive Committee, sees them as signs of human potential.
The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.
In 2012, the average age of European parliamentarians was 53 years (Power and Shoot 2012). In the US, the average age of current Members of the House of Representatives is 57 years, and the average age of current Senators is 62 years (Manning 2014).
Worldwide, youth face myriad challenges in terms of access to equal opportunities to jobs and having a voice in decisions which affect their lives.
Quick Guide for Policy Makers on Pro-Poor Urban Climate Resilience in Asia and the Pacific
How to strengthen local governments in a way that they become meaningful actors in the field of poverty reduction? Annemiek Prins helps us reflect on this issue, which lies at the core of UPPR’s advocacy work for more inclusive urban planning in Bangladesh.
Vijay Jagannathan, CityNet Secretary General, discusses the potential of cloud computing to improve municipal effectiveness:
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At 98%, urbanization is happening at a much faster rate in developing countries than in developed countries. By the end of the century, 80% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas
What are the links between urbanisation, poverty and disaster risk? New research will delve into this fundamental question.
In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, a move that is building on a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry.
The share of urban poverty in the developing world increased from 17 percent to 28 percent in the past 10 years.
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion — and feeding us all will require at least 60% more food than we have ever produced before. What’s more, if we can’t figure out a way to do it sustainably, food scarcity could be the least of our worries.