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Posted: 2013-01-29
Blog - In the year 2013, more than half of the world’s population will live in cities. According to the United Nations, that part will increase to no less than 70% in 2050. Cities will accommodate 90% of the world’s population growth, account for 50% of global CO2 emissions and consume 70% of energy resources. That confronts us with a fair number of problems. How will new residents be accommodated? Where and how will they live? How will they move around, and where to? What energy will they use? And what about their food?
Posted: 2012-11-13
Event - La compleja y dinámica vida urbana contemporánea ha sido fuente de atracción y fascinación para la gente que elige vivir en las ciudades. Con la rápida expansión de las zonas urbanas, la gestión pública enfrenta hoy el reto de proporcionar una infraestructura urbana adecuada y servicios públicos eficientes para la vida digna de las poblaciones.
Posted: 2012-10-22
Blog - Sustainia recently held a ceremony for the Sustainia Award, a global award honoring sustainable solutions and ideas. The process began with the nomination of 100 sustainable projects by Sustainia. The IFHP is a strategic partner of Sustainia.
Posted: 2012-10-17
Blog - Lately the city of Chicago has been buzzing from the success of green roof initiatives and urban farming, but now the attention is cast upon a new endeavor, the Chicago Lakeside. Sustainia has recently announced Chicago Lakeside as its winner for the community development category as a project exemplifying “the best sustainable solution”.
Posted: 2012-09-13
Blog - We asked Professor Newman four questions: In order to face the massive challenges that cities are faced with today, do we then need a whole new way of urban planning and urban leadership? What are the potentials and risks with IT companies increasingly influencing urban planning agenda? What is the most important recommendation that you would give city leaders in order to create more sustainable cities? Here you can watch the interview with Peter Newman:   
Posted: 2012-09-06
Blog - Venice is sinking. And it has been doing so for as long as I remember. Somehow it is part of the dramatic myth of the city built on water. You get the feeling that even though it is archaic and eternal in all its historic grandeur, it is temporary.
Posted: 2012-08-31
Blog - We asked to Dr. Cheong three questions:                                                                                                                                                                                      IFHP Travel Squad: Dr. Cheong, what do you see as the three most pressing challenges in cities today?
Posted: 2012-07-26
Articles - This Online Conference will bring together ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment. We are keen to attract papers that provide a perspective from outside the traditional realm of ‘planning and design’ as well as papers that draw on multi-disciplinary material. We hope to offer insights to help improve the built environment - our cities, towns, rural communities – and the natural environment.
Posted: 2012-07-09
Blog - In an international environment where cities are in strong competition with each other, having strategic partners that you can grow with seems to be important for most cities. At the World Cities Summit in Singapore 2012, the mayor of Malmø, Ilmar Reepalu, and the mayor of culture and leisure in Copenhagen, Pia Allerslev – two of the runner-ups for the Lee Kuan Yew City Prize - reflected on the preconditions for making a successful cooperation with a neighboring city: Mrs. Allerslev:
Posted: 2012-07-06
Event - WTPD Online Conference - Smart Communities Connect brought together ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment. Change is an opportunity in spatial planning. Technological developments have a huge spatial impact - think of the changes brought about by the industrial revolution, railways and canals, then the popularization of the motor car and air travel. The equivalent today is information and communication technology - our ability to connect with people through cellphones, the internet and other systems and networks. 

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