Urban forest grows in Soweto

April 15, 2008,AEDT

The target is to plant 200 000 trees in dry and dusty Soweto by the end of the year. Already well on the way, City Parks has a number of tree-planting projects on the go. WITH thousands more trees being | Read More

Zimbabwe: Clear Policy on Urban Agriculture Vital

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Harare City Council must have a clear-cut policy on urban agriculture that takes into consideration the need to conserve the environment and the contribution of urban farming towards household food security. Haphazard urban farming has negatively impacted on the environment | Read More

Group Five sees urban risks

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Pretoria – Group Five believes housing and property developments on the edge of urban areas could be at risk because of a lack of power, but the listed construction and engineering group thinks Eskom’s capacity problems have been exaggerated. Group | Read More

Cameroon: Douala Urban Council Enters Urban Transport

February 19, 2008,AEDT

For the first time in the history of the Douala Urban Council, the council has entered urban transport business. The council has bought 38 percent of the shares of ‘Sociéte Camerounaise de Transport Urbain’, SOCATUR, which is the lone authorised | Read More

High density plan for Midrand

February 16, 2008,AEDT

GAUTRAIN station precinct, complete with a housing development similar to Cosmo City, is to be developed in Midrand. Located parallel to the K11 road and close to Grand Central Airport, the precinct will comprise of a rapid rail station and | Read More

Urban Agriculture thrives in Zimbabwe

January 2, 2008,AEDT

RESIDENTS in and around Harare have capitalised on the incessant rains currently being experienced to plant maize and other crops for subsistence as more families get involved in urban agriculture. A survey around the city, mostly in high-density suburbs, showed | Read More

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