In teaching the first year intro to urban planning and design, I realized that the term “urban village” has at least three quite distinct meanings depending on what country you start from. 668 more words
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Last weekend Samudayik Sarathi was present at Christmas Kathmandu 2014, which was organized in Jawalakhel. Despite the rainy weather and cold wind, we met many warm-hearted people, who were truly interested of our work. 293 more words
To learn from the current situation and needs in Bangladesh; how local Christian groups walk with deprived communities.
Date: 14-22 March 2015
Activity: Visit the children we serve, slum dwellers, trafficked victims and villages vulnerable to disasters in the South. 24 more words
Paris is a a magnificent city – romantic and grand. It’s because of all the neo-classical buildings. Napoleon commissioned Georges-Eugène Haussmann to rebuild the city – a massive public works program that included the demolition of crowded and unhealthy medieval neighborhoods, the building of wide avenues, parks and squares, the construction of new sewers, fountains and aqueducts. 590 more words
The research presented at a conference in San Jose, US, analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70 per cent had enough power to keep an LED light on for more than four hours a day for a year. 192 more words