(آبادان), island and city in the ostān (province) of Ḵūzestān is located at the head of the Persian Gulf. At the turn of this century the alluvial island of ʿAbbādān had a few peasant hamlets and a scattering of palm groves along the coast. The city which ...
By the beginning of the Qajar era (1785-1925), Tabriz, the capital of the province of Azerbaijan, had lost much of the importance it had in earlier eras. That was recouped, however, soon after its incorporation into the new empire, and in the course of the 19th ...
A report by UN Habitat* reviewed by Brian Baker: Women in developing countries contribute significantly to the prosperity of cities but they are often the last to benefit. This becomes evident, a new report says, in notable gender gaps in labour and employment, pay, tenure rights, access to and accumulation ...
A survey by UBS: Oslo, Zurich, Tokyo, Geneva and Copenhagen have emerged as the world's most expensive cities based on a standardised basket of 122 goods and services surveyed by UBS. The basket costs the least in Bucharest, Mumbai and Delhi. People in Zurich, Geneva and Copenhagen earn the most ...
Participants in Innovation Workshops Create Solutions for the Futures of Their Cities At the Innovation Workshops, participants began to create ways to impact the futures of their cities. The cities of the Global South are entering an era of extraordinary economic growth. As the United Nations ...
As I remarked last week, in the past months some interesting announcements have been made concerning emerging frameworks and protocols for Smarter Cities ? such as the ?City Protocol? collaboration which will be formally launched at the Smart City Expo this week in Barcelona. There are now a wide variety of ...
Project background and rationale ? What is the context of the project? Accountability, effectiveness, and efficiency are three major concerns of the cities, institutions (companies, government and nonprofit organizations) and their stakeholders. These concerns have been one of the main subject of studies in strategic planning since the 1990. To adequately respond ...
Project background and rationale What is the context of the project? Empowering Afghan women in different areas such as: English language, ICT, working online, self-development for a better life in Mashhad city and?. is the context of this project. What are the key issues to be addressed? The key issues for empowering and engaging ...