A View from Gansu

Dear Friends,   I hope you might take a few minutes out of your busy schedules to review the results of GIFT’s recent leadership programme in Gansu, China: Round-up:  China 2014 – Global Leaders Programme Photo Story: Gansu Modern Forage, Lanzhou China Participants worked hard to produce some excellent recommendations for a …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

Placemaking News: Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign

  Forward Follow us Like us Five Essential Elements of a Placemaking Campaign If, as the saying goes, architecture is frozen music, then urban planning is composition, but Placemaking is improvisational street performance. It’s interactive, messy, inclusive, and you can never be quite sure what the result will be–but you …

EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND INNOVATION TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT UN FORUM

EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND INNOVATION TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT UN FORUM New York, May 13 2013  7:00PM More than 1,500 participants from Government, private sector, civil society and international organizations are meeting at a United Nations <“http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2013/forum/“>forum in Geneva this week to review and measure progress towards targets set …

FCC Chief Revamping $8 Billion Fund

From the publication of Free Press FCC Chief Revamping $8 Billion Fund Under pressure to expand high-speed Internet access around the country, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will lay out a plan to revamp an antiquated $8 billion program to fund new broadband networks. Eliza Krigman, Politico FCC to Propose Expanding …