Category: community

New Urban Agenda

The Asian Development Bank Institute explains the New Urban Agenda and the options for housing as more people move into cities By Matthias Helble Already more than half of the world population lives in urban areas and the trend to move to cities is expected to continue, until […]

Japan Takes Tentative Step Toward Same-Sex Marriage as Tokyo Ward Recognizes Gay Partnerships

International Gay Guide Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade At a Tuesday assembly, a local authority in Tokyo, Japan — the Shibuya ward — became the nation’s first jurisdiction to recognize same-sex partnerships. The partnerships will be recognized via certificates that give couple’s relationship a recognition that is “equivalent to […]