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التقنية الخضراء منزلية الصنع المُعاد تدويرها: أداة للتنمية المستدامة في الأحياء الفقيرة بالقاهرة

Cairo, 3 April 2015 — في مبادرة مبتكرة وجدت مؤسسة SolarCITIES (ربط محفزات المجتمع ودمج التقنيات للأنظمة الصناعية البيئية)، طريقة لإشراك الناس في منطقة عشوائية في القاهرة من أجل تحفيزهم على إنتاج الطاقة النظيفة الخاصة بهم باستخدام نفايات المطبخ وأسطح المنازل لإنتاج الطاقة الشمسية بطريقة منخفضة التكلفة. اقرأ المزيد عن ذلك

Sửa chữa điện miễn phí cho hộ nghèo: Cải thiện cũng là một phần của Sáng tạo

Ho Chi Minh City, 2 Tháng Tư 2015 — Kể từ năm 2009, mỗi cuối năm Đoàn thanh niên thuộc EVNHCMC lại tìm đến một khu dân cư nghèo để bảo trì miễn phí mạng điện cho từng hộ dân. Dự án thầm lặng, đơn giản nhưng hiệu quả của họ đã giúp đỡ được 4.500 hộ nghèo trong TP. Hồ Chí Minh, thu hút sự tham gia của 6.000 đoàn viên. Và hiện dự án đã phát triển hơn thế nữa. Xem thêm.

From waste to renewables, how one organization is working to transform life in Nairobi's slums

Nairobi, 1 April 2015 — Residents of informal settlements in Nairobi lack widespread access to affordable and sustainable energy sources. One innovative organization is working to transform raw waste into energy that is both affordable and accessible to impoverished individuals. See more.

Mapping Bangalore's waste

Bangalore, 10 March 2015 — Bangalore's waste pickers normally recycle computer parts, but they are now using technology to track and trace trash in the city. I Got Garbage aims to revolutionize waste picking and, in doing so, better manage the city's 4,000 tonnes of trash produced every day. See more.

Sustainability or transformation? City futures in Cape Town and the global South

Cape Town, 22 September 2014 — Cape Town, like other cities in South Africa and globally, has begun speaking a discourse around 'sustainability'. The renewable energy industry in South Africa is already one of the fastest-growing in the world, but increasingly a balance will need to be struck between returns for the private sector investment required and the needs of the broader society. If left unchecked, 'green' ventures may well turn into a new kind of hegemony, justifying further investment in the wealthiest areas at the expense of the poorest. See more.

Changing urban planning: an urban SDG for compact cities

Dar es Salaam, 5 September 2014 — With Dar es Salaam continuing to grow, focus turns to what an urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) would mean for urban planning in the city. Can the lived experience of Dar es Salaam be changed through measuring and recognising sustainability? See more.

Protección de los Cerros Orientales: garantizando la sostenibilidad en Bogotá

Bogotá, 3 septiembre 2014 — Los Cerros Orientales de Bogotá constituyen un tesoro ecológico de incalculable valor para Bogotá. Tras siglos de explotación y olvido, la creación de un marco de protección jurídica ha sido un proceso largo y complejo, que ha culminado con una reciente decisión judicial. La falta de seguridad y la reparación de los daños ecológicos siguen siendo retos pendientes. Leer más.

Perbaikan jalan rusak setelah banjir melanda

Setelah banjir yang melanda pada pertengahan Januari hingga awal Februari mulai surut, maka mulai terlihat banyaknya kerusakan jalan di ibukota Jakarta. Jalanan rusak dan berlubang jelas sangat mengganggu aktivitas para pengendara, karena selain dapat membahayakan juga seringkali menyebabkan kemacetan. Berdasarkan data Dinas Pekerjaan Umum DKI Jakarta, ada 9.833 titik jalan rusak atau seluas 166.397 meter persegi. Melihat keadaan ini, Dinas PU DKI Jakarta terus bekerja secepat mungkin untuk memperbaiki kerusakan tersebut, Hingga hari Kamis, 6 Maret 2014 data dari Dinas PU menunjukkan sudah 70 persen jalan rusak yang diperbaiki, yaitu sebanyak 9.663 titik dengan luas 161.420 meter persegi. Sedangkan yang belum diperbaiki tinggal 170 titik dengan luas 4.977 meter persegi. Baca lebih lanjut.

Urban farms in Lagos – a feasible proposal?

I recently attended the launch of an exhibition at the Goethe Institute's Lagos office, on the "Post-Oil City", drawing on efforts from all around the world to create cities that have tamed the traditional hunger for fossil fuels. Some of them are brand new cities (like Masdar in Abu Dhabi), others are existing cities trying to make changes (Curitiba, Brazil, which in 1974 launched the world’s first BRT system). Read more.

Zam... Pow... Environmental Justice!

We don't seem to live in an age of reading. But we do live in an age of communication. Ideas, images, manifestos, advertisements, loud TV, tweets and all manner of media bombard us all on a minute-to-minute basis. Put that together with one thing we know from evolving educational theory: each person learns and perceives messages a little differently, and diverse modes of delivering the same information are more likely to reach a wider range of people. What we really want is to get our messages out, to inform, to educate, to create dialog — with whatever media reach people. And this probably means delivering messages and ideas in diverse media: Tweets at 140 characters; Facebook at a few sentences; essays and blogs, books, radio, exhibits, and so on. Read more.