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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:40
Three centuries ago, humans were intensely using just around 5 percent of the Earth’s land. Now, it’s almost half. Humans are transforming the Earth through our carbon emissions. Arctic sea ice is shrinking, seas are rising, and the past four years have been the hottest since record-keeping began. But long before the first cars or coal plants, we were reshaping the planet’s ecosystems through... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:34
Do you remember what it was like in your neighborhood as a child? Do you have vivid memories of the buildings, the roads, the people, or the empty spaces around you, if there were any? Making children an integral part of the wider community, including public policies and programs, is the basic idea behind building child-friendly cities. A recent report published by UNICEF examined the effects of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:16
Technology is disrupting construction on multiple fronts. What are the consequences for infrastructure-investment managers? With technology transforming how we live and work, infrastructure investing is becoming more complicated. Self-driving cars, now undergoing on-road testing, could reduce the need for passenger railways or metros. As 3-D printing gains traction and manufacturing becomes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:10
Over the last decade, emerging technologies have ushered in the need for governments to approach accelerated change and challenge in new ways. The impact of increased urbanization and shifting citizen expectations, combined with the ways technology is reshaping cities, is creating a call to governments and city leaders to evolve their role and shift their mindset around how to effectively govern... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 15:00
The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world. Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions. We believe, that what is most... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:22
Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population lives in cities today and that figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. You don’t have to be a city planner to imagine the impact of urbanization on infrastructure,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:16
For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the average American’s growth in net worth and the cornerstone of the government’s housing policy. But 70 years of consistent appreciation in housing values, combined with stagnant real wage growth, has caused a nationwide crisis of affordability in major cities, and an intensification of wealth and racial inequality.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:09
Dusk falls in Dar es Salaam, and for hundreds of thousands of people in this African megacity-to-be the daily chaos and frustration of the journey home begins. People cram themselves into dalla dalla minibuses, some even climbing through the windows once the entrance is blocked. Others hang out of the doors, but the Kilwa Road heading south towards Mbagala slum is jammed and these diesel-belchers... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 13:35
Our intentions for what citymakers should start - and stop - doing in 2019! Last week, we asked you lovely Citymakers about your place-based resolutions for 2019 and provided a handy actionable guide for how to ensure you actually get them DONE! So this week, we’re sharing our very own intentions for what we hope to see more - and less of - in the citymaking space in 2019 and beyond! Stop This!... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:11
The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly will be held from 27-31 May 2019, at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly, as discussed during the twenty-first meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme of Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) held on 30 November 2018 and endorsed during the 71stRegular meeting of the... Read more