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Safe cities not merely about technology, say experts
Jun 15, 2015 According to experts, the idea of a ‘safe city for women’ has to do with the mindset, and not just infrastructure.
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Cities should be hospitable and resilient: Rockefeller Foundation
Feb 22, 2013 Dr Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where her work includes developing initiatives regarding building resilience for poor and vulnerable people who will be affected by climate change. She was in India recently to attend the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS) and spoke to OneWorld about how Indian cities are being made resilient to disasters and climate change.
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Modern cities and governance
Mar 20, 2009 State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009-Harmonious cities, a report by the United Nations Habitat emphasises the importance of harmonious urbanisation in the developing world. It points out the need for inclusive and equitable urban development and the support of global community in strengthening the governance in cities.
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Making a case for gender-sensitive cities
Aug 03, 2009 Women’s participation in urban governance is vital in creating equitable cities, says Addressing Gender Concern in India’s Urban Renewal Mission, a paper published by UNDP. It makes a case for integrating gender issues in all aspects of urban planning to reduce class and gender fragmentation.
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Indian cities emit less GHGs: Study
Nov 02, 2009 Cities in India belch out far less greenhouse gases than their counterparts anywhere else in the developed world. A report, to be released later this week, establishes that even though Indian economy is growing at a fast pace, it is emitting less of these gases than rich countries.
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Building inclusive cities: HUDCO makes a difference
Feb 28, 2013 To promote sustainable habitat to enhance quality of life and profitability with social justice is the mission at state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO). Chairman and Managing Director of the organisation, V.P.Baligar talks about all this to Rakesh Sood of One World South Asia.
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Cities and ICTs: Opportunities and dangers for adolescent girls
Jan 06, 2011 Plan International’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ report looks at lives of adolescent girls in two of the fastest growing arenas in the world today – cities and new communication technologies. In both, girls should have the right to protection, but this report will show that this right is often violated.
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Afghanistan's unsafe medical waste
Oct 15, 2008 Lack of experience and regulation in waste management could prove to be a major health risk for the public as untreated and unmanaged medical waste lie in large heaps in Kabul and other major cities. Cases of hepatitis B and syphilis have already been reported among city cleaners.
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Brown clouds threaten health in Asian cities
Nov 17, 2008 Man-made atmospheric brown clouds fed by black carbon and soot are masking Asian cities and causing glacial melting and extreme weather events, says the latest UNEP report. These clouds containing toxic particles and carcinogens risk the health and livelihoods of three billion people, warn scientists.
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Fire exposes Pakistan city's slum problems
Jan 28, 2009 A fire in a Karachi slum earlier this month killed 40 people and exposed the poor state of slums in this Pakistani port city. Aid workers have called on the government to investigate the cause of the fire and provide a long-term solution to the city’s housing problems.
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Urban biofarming: Answer to the world's food insecurity?
Dec 10, 2010 As conventional agriculturural practices fall short of feeding the world's hungry billions, innovations in cell and tissue culture may provide the answer.
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India: 8 children go missing in Delhi everyday
Jan 10, 2011 In response to an RTI application, the Delhi Police has revealed that almost 8 children go missing in India’s capital city everyday. Even after the notorious Nithari killings, there is no central data or official body to keep track of children. Most of the children reported missing belong to migrant families.
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Green buildings: A glimmer of hope in India’s energy-inefficient construction industry
Feb 23, 2011 Most of India’s construction industry mimics the energy-inefficient glass-and-steel buildings of the West. But with efforts to cut emissions, the country is slowly building up capacity to construct green buildings. Green buildings with benefits like reduced water use and sustainable and reusable construction materials, are slowly gaining prominence.
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UNISDR backs European cities climate adaptation project
May 04, 2012 UNISDR today backed a newly launched project from the European Commission, Adaptation Strategies for European Cities, designed to provide capacity building and support for European cities in developing and implementing an adaptation strategy for climate change.
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Cities will determine success after Rio+20
May 05, 2012 With cities becoming the centres for economic growth and job opportunities, more and more people will be migrating to these hotspots, particularly in Asia and Africa. At the same time, the cities in the West will have to renew their infrastructure to meet ever-changing environmental and economic opportunities.
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Cities push for resilience as global disaster losses hit $500 billion
May 15, 2012 In view of the increasing vulnerability of cities in the face of natural disasters; the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR) has come up with a handbook for local government leaders to aid them in making their cities more resilient.
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Mega-cities reflect worst forms of inequality
Mar 29, 2010 The Fifth World Urban Forum held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, highlighted the fact that urbanisation process reflect worst forms of inequality and it has not helped to improve lives of large sections of population. It emphasised that ‘coordination’ between various stakeholders is the key to solution of urban problems.
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Badly designed cities lead to warming and pollution: CSE
Jul 26, 2013 According to CSE, the original design of Indian cities was more compact and promoted walking and cycling.
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No wealth from Commonwealth
Sep 26, 2008 A recent survey of migrant construction households in the Indian capital have a dismal story to tell. Most of them, here to build infrastructure for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, live in poverty and poor health, with no unions to inform them on welfare entitlements and laws.
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Slumdogs and small towns of India
Apr 07, 2009 Not much is known about the 2,000 small and medium towns of India, where a quarter of their population live in slums. The absence of planning is what defines them all, says journalist Kalpana Sharma in this report from towns such as Madhubani, Jhunjhunu and Sehore.
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Mumbai slum gets a reprieve from its 'benefactors'
Sep 09, 2009 Urban planners have proposed an alternative development plan for one of Asia’s largest slums. The upcoming state elections in India's commercial capital provides the much-needed breathing space to discuss the efficacies of these alternatives, writes journalist Kalpana Sharma.
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Public-private partnership, a good model for developing nations to improve healthcare
Mar 18, 2011 The government has to involve private players, non governmental organisations (NGOs) and local communities to ensure effective urban health planning and execution, argues Dr. Ahmed Al-Kabir, President, Research, Training and Management (RTM) International. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, he emphasised the need for close monitoring, support and capacity building exercises for the success of policy interventions.
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