The Conference on Sustainable City held in Warsaw closed the course of three meetings under the project Ecology Constructively. The previous ones were held in Wrocław and Gdańsk respectively. They were attended by architects, representatives of public administration as well as investors (typically, the owners of small property development companies) →
According to the Wikipedia, noise means any unwanted sounds in a given place and time that seem to be aimless, bothersome and harmful. Reaction to noise is to a large extend determined with the mental approach. →
The Council of Ministers adopted a draft law amending the Law on spatial planning and development and certain other acts, presented by the minister of infrastructure and development.
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“Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated agenda that heralds an historic turning point for our world.
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. →
After having given away billions faster than even the optimists had anticipated, it was announced today that the federal government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program is coming to an early end. But, based on the standards of economic analysis which prevail in Washington, Wall Street and academia, the program must be considered a master stroke of public policy. →
Aleksandra Zemke has become the first Pole to win a World Summit Youth Award in a global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs.
Prizes are given to the participants who best use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action.
Out of a total of 1,900 projects from 140 countries, 18 winners were selected in six categories.
Zemke received the award in the ‘education for all’ category for ‘SmileUrbo’, an interactive simulation game which teaches communication, problem-solving, cooperation, time-management and negotiation skills through group participation and decision making.
The explanation of what is and what is not sustainable development comes down to the following statement: Let’s live so that we don’t put future generations at risk of living in a degraded environment and paying off our debts. Here is an elaboration of that challenge. →
The sun delivers 89 petawatts of power to the Earth’s surface every year. It is about 6000 times more than the global population needs (about 15 terawatts). About 1% of this power is transformed into the wind energy. The whole wind power reaches 900 terawatts (60 times more than the global demand). Some of the power induces water evaporation which then falls back onto the land surface as precipitation and forms rivers. The power of rivers which can be used to generate energy is estimated at 7.2 terawatts (approximately 50% of the global demand). The geothermal energy is generated by breakdown of radioactive isotopes inside the Earth. Its powers is estimated at about 46 terrawatts. →