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  • Las ciudades y zonas urbanas de América Latina enfrentan grandes retos en materia de empleo, conservación ambiental y la generación de recursos fiscales propios, dijo un experto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), Juan Ellis. http://dinero.univision.com/economia-y-negocios/noticias-economicas/article/2010-11-19/retos-de-america-latina-empleo#Read More »

  • Everybody says it's just about time for the next big 'zilzal', but hopefully seismic tremors will stay this way: light (3.2) and short (10 seconds).  Hama is one of the few towns in Syria with less extensive informal settlements, and no physical damage reported yet.  http://www.syria-news.com/readnews.php?sy_seq=127251Read More »

  • As of a few months ago, a progressive inclusionary zoning drafted by the Urban Planning Council been put into law. So far it only applies for rental properties, and mandates that 20% of all projects over 75,000 m2 be reserved for low and middle-income households. But how well will it be enforced? What will be the long-term impacts on the housing market? See the project documents in Arabic and English here: http://www.upc.gov.ae/mirh.aspx?lang=ar-AERead More »

  • Bienvenidos أهلاً واسهلاً بكم... Arabic and Spanish versions of the site are in progress - check back soon.Read More »

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