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Watch a short video podcast with Ed Glaeser on rethinking cities and the "demons of density". Ed is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
Watch a short video podcast with Greg Clark on new innovations in urban governance. Greg is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
Watch a short video podcast with Jaana Remes on urbanization trends. Jaana is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
Watch a short video podcast with Michael Keith on urban migration. Michael is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
Watch a short video podcast with Esteban Rossi Hansberg on "System of Cities." Esteban is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
Watch a podcast interview with Paul Collier on urbanization in Africa. Paul is one of the top urban thinkers exploring the importance of "Rethinking Cities."
This film, featuring Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, provides a vivid depiction of the findings from 30 years of systematic research tracking the economic and demographic transformations of the Houston region. No other metropolitan area in America has been the focus of a long-term research program of this scope. None more clearly exemplifies the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape of urban America.
ICLEI Europe has posted a series of videos from Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which took place from 20 - 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The videos feature interviews and speeches from high-level figures, such as Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, David Cadman, President of ICLEI, and Ulrike Höfken, Environment Minister for the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz.
Jornada de Trabajo: Encuentro de Intercambio y Propuestas, Dignificar nuestro trabajo y el acceso a un hábitat adecuado. HABITAT-AMBIENTE en Argentina, Sabado 12 de noviembre de 2011, Casa Diocesana, Dean Funes, Provincia de Córdoba. Ponencia Miguel Ramirez delegado Villa Maternidad, Por la Urbanización.
En el marco de las actividades que el Foro de Personas con Discapacidad desarrolla todos los viernes en el INADI, Red Hábitat Argentina participó (16.12.11) para interiorizarse de esta problemática y recopilar información si se cumplen con los derechos especiales que tienen para acceder a un hábitat adecuado. Es importante remarcar que a partir de Febrero comenzaran con el programa 2012.
STOCKHOLM (AlertNet) - Executive director of U.N. Habitat spoke to AlertNet at World Water Week in Stockholm where 2,600 policymakers and humanitarians met to discuss strains on the water infrastructure in a rapidly urbanising world.
By 2050 city dwellers will make up more than 80 percent of the global population, which by that time is expected to expand to 9.3 billion from about 7 billion, according to the Water Integrity Network (WIN) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
A video on programmes held in Malaysia. The video was featured during the launch of World Habitat Day 2011 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A video on the launching of the Cities and Climate Change theme featured during the launch of World Habitat Day in Putrajaya, Malaysia
Highlighting the challenges of water & sanitation in Nassarawa community of Chikun LGA Kaduna Nigeria. Recently there have been an outbreak of cholera in the community and have led to deaths. This is an advocacy project by the Fusion Nassarawa centre. The documentary was premiered on World water day 2011 with over 400 people attending at Macdave Schools in Nassarawa Kaduna. It was produced by young people in the community.
UN-Habitat Flood Relief Intervention