Urbanization

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Name: Urbanization
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With 25 million people, Delhi is facing urbanisation crisis

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Home to 25 million people - more than the population of Australia - New Delhi has become the world's second most populous city after Tokyo, but it is struggling to meet the needs of its burgeoning population.Experts ... [Published AlertNet - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Government to set up 100 smart cities across the country

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu"The cities are yet to be identified," he said.The Minister said education, employment and entertainmentare considered to be the key factors which forced people to migrate from rural areas to urban centres."Opportunities ... [Published Jagran Post - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

The changing market

Though some respondents express concern about the impact of non-traditional investors on the market, with 20 per cent believing that there should be some limits on commodity futures contracts. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact concern with non-traditional ... [Published Norton Rose Canada - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Consumers remain confident

CHINESE consumer confidence remained stable in the second quarter of this year as spending continues to rise due to increasing disposable income.The China Consumer Confidence Index stayed at 111 points for the third consecutive quarter as the transformation ... [Published Shanghai Daily - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Urbanization: Reducing Poverty and Helping the Environment

Movement into urban areas is occurring on a staggering scale, over 70 million people a year. The world is now 53% urbanized, compared to 29% in 1950 and 39% in 1980. By 2050, some 70% of the 9.6 billion humans will live in cities, and we could have as ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

How cloud can power entrepreneurship, urbanisation in Africa

Taken as a whole, the African continent is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Averaging 5% growth... ... [Published IT Web - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

XINHUA - China to speed up renovation of urban roads, bridges

China to speed up renovation of urban roads, bridgesContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China announced it will speed up renovation and construction of urban roads and bridges in order to improve traffic safety.China's urban roads ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why projections of a rosy urban future may not come true

Urban Indians will constitute the majority in the country by 2050, according to a recently released update of the United Nations (UN) report, the World Urbanization Prospects . Between 2014 and then, India will have added 404 million people to the ranks ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Worldwide Urbanization Reflected by Growth of Mega-Cities

Adam Pasick shares the findings of a new report by the United Nations, called the World Urbanization Prospectus , that paints a portrait of a rapidly urbanizing world. Pasick's take on the report is to detail the shifting rankings of the world's top-ten ... [Published Planetizen - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Infographic: More than half the worlds people live in cities

A recent United Nations World Urbanization Prospects Report shows that more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. The accompanying infographic shows how the proportions have changed since 1950 and will continue to change by 2050.According ... [Published Bedford Times-Mail - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Report Highlights Nigeria's Growth Driving Sectors

THE power, automobile, dairy, real estate, and poultry sectors have been identified as key drivers of economic growth and job creation over the next decade by Agusto & Co. in its latest industry reports.Agusto & Co.'s "2014 Industry Reports" obtained ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Urbanisations evacuated amid raging infernos in Vall d'Uixó and Peñíscola

TWO massive forest fires in the province of Castellón have force over 140 residents on urbanisations to flee their homes and one of them continues to burn.Flames were spotted near the coastal holiday resort town of Peñíscola at around 09.35hrs yesterday ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 21 2014]

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...University, also a visiting faculty for the course, was interested in what criteria the Indian government would come up for the smart cities. "How we define it (smart cities) will be very important as in a country like India the cities will be based on climatic conditions, culture, ethos and needs of the people of every region. Hence the geographical and social conditions are very important when planning a smart city in India" Flynn said. He believes that there was need to create awareness among people on the benefits of smart cities
"What most of the cities are facing is the planning and management of urbanisation. Whether it has to do with education, health or employment services" Frederika Meijer, head of U N Population Fund (UNFPA), told Reuters in an interview this week
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In May, the U S parent put its controlling interest in Sears Canada up for sale but Patterson doubts the chain will find a buyer. "They’ve already sold off most of their grade A properties — like"

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