Posts tagged with 'United Nations'
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. In response to the United Nations launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety this week, many countries have been making policy and ...
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Top 10 Posts
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Top 10 Posts
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, the United Nations will officially launch the Decade of Action for Road Safety, an effort to curb road ...
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it ...
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Research Recap, April 4: Electric Vehicle Savings, Climate-Changing Cities, Biofuels and Food Supply
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Save Gas, Money and the Planet A new report by GTM Research maps out gasoline prices, ...
World Water Day 2011: Urbanization, Water and Climate Change
World Water Day 2011: Urbanization, Water and Climate Change
The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day to highlight challenges of protecting the world’s water. Since 1993, World Water Day has been a time dedicated to drawing international attention to and discussing the affects of rapid ...
African Cities to Triple in Size
African Cities to Triple in Size
Much of the growth of cities this century will take place in Africa, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Already the region has about 200 million people living in slums, the highest number in the world, according to the United Nations. It was a ...
In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
So far, 700 homes have been built in what will be a 13,000-hectare development to house one million people by 2030 in Valle San Pedro, what is being billed as the “first comprehensive and sustainable urban development” in Mexico, according ...
U.N. General Assembly Declares "Decade of Action for Road Safety"
U.N. General Assembly Declares "Decade of Action for Road Safety"
The U.N. General Assembly proclaimed on Tuesday that 2011-2020 will be the “Decade of Action for Road Safety,” recognizing the “tremendous global burden” of fatalities and injuries resulting from road crashes each year. Road traffic crashes kill 1.2 million people ...
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