Newsday reports that “New York is launching a statewide program to crack down on truckers and bus drivers who violate laws intended to reduce health problems from diesel fumes.” SOURCE: Newsday.com – NY cracks down on urban truck and bus pollution
“Exploding urban populations are threatening to spark a water and sanitation crisis in many cities – particularly in the developing world – experts have warned. The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) predicts an additional two billion people will live in urban areas by 2030, many of which will be in | Read More
Innovative green features in Tempe’s new Transportation Center will make it one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the nation when the office block opens next month. SOURCE: AZCENTRAL.com – Tempe building to be supergreen.
British PM Gordon Brown revealed on Monday that his country has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi to develop technologies for low-carbon-emitting energy. SOURCE: ArabianBusiness.com – UK signs green energy deal with Masdar – Energy –
The UDA, Central Environment Authority and the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR&DC), have been entrusted with the task of devising the master plan. Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development Dr. P. Ramanujam told The Sunday Times FT that a 6-member committee appointed by Urban Development Minister | Read More
“SCOTLAND’S centre of architecture and design, The Lighthouse in Glasgow, will have to wait another month to see if it can receive a boost in funding from Glasgow City Council to help it avoid the prospect of closure.” SOURCE: The Herald – Lighthouse Must Wait To Learn If Funding Available
“Water used for irrigation in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is the leading cause of an impending water shortage, according to World Bank reports.” SOURCE: Gulfnews: Farming ‘main cause of water shortage’.
“World Urban Forum 4 will be held in Nanjing, China on 03 – 06 November 2008 The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. It | Read More
CABE Space has announced that applications are now open its annual design skills scholarship programme offering up to six people who work in the public realm the opportunity to travel abroad to learn from fellow professionals how a well-designed space can benefit the community it serves. read more information @ | Read More
Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country’s situation, China’s Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday. Zhou made the remarks at a conference on environment protection here. SOURCE: Xinhua – China hopes | Read More