World leaders are gathering in New York next week to attend the Climate Summit 2014. Convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the Summit aims to mobilize political will and galvanize climate action. Among its eight key action areas are cities – a clear indication of the crucial role we have in fighting climate change.[more]
New Pathways to Urbanization in China was the theme of the annual Forum of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), this year organized by its Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies (IUE) in Yichang, Hubei Province.[more]
Kaoshiung, the second largest city in Taiwan with four million inhabitants, was hit by a man-made disaster on 1 August 2014. More than 32 people died when the corroded underground industrial pipelines connecting the harbour with an inner city factory exploded. Among the victims were police and firemen which came to protect the population from leaking gas.[more]
Staring from 13 June to 25 July 2014, Seoul city is organizing an environmental visual art work contest to collect ideas and inspirations on urban sustainable development.