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‘Cities Without Hunger’ wins one of the 2010 Dubai International Awards for Best Practices


A Technical Advisory Committee concluded its 3-day sitting and short-listed 45 submissions from the 387 received from 90 countries
04 November 2010

An independent jury of international experts has announced the 12 winners of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP) at its eighth cycle. Dubai will host a special ceremony to distribute prizes at the end of this year.

This came at a news conference held by the Municipality on Thursday, attended by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Mr. Obaid Salem Al Shamsi, Assistant Director General for International Affairs and Partnership Sector and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of DIABP, Dr. Diana Lee-Smith, Chairperson of the International Jury of the award and Ms. Wandia Seaforth, Chief of Best Practices Programme, UN-HABITAT.

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November 6, 2010   1 Comment

Planning agriculture in the city

Including urban agriculture in a city’s plan has multiple benefits

By Jennifer Lem
Push Food Forward


City planners are recognizing the importance of integrating food into a city’s design. Last week, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute hosted a two-day symposium on healthy communities and food. I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on urban agriculture and city planning, presented by author Lorraine Johnson and Stewart Chisholm and Rebekka Hutton of Evergreen.

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November 6, 2010   3 Comments