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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:54
The Financing for Development process made possible a broadly participatory discussion on urban sustainable development finance during Habitat III. It’s time for the outcomes to be acknowledged — and for cities and others to take a seat at the table. National governments just wrapped up a major review of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which went into effect last year. Yet... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:49
Urbanisation plays a significant role in the economic development of a country. It is speculated that cities are the prime drivers of economic growth and innovation. Based on this premise, cities originating from urbanisation are emerging as engines of growth thereby establishing a link between a country’s level of urbanisation and the size of its GDP. The second UN conference on human... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:20
19 July 2017, Fukuoka – Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) together with national and local partners in Fukuoka, Japan.  The event became a symbol of strong partnership with the presence of Hon. Makoto Oniki, Secretary General of Japan Parliamentarians on Habitat; Mr. Koichi Yoshida, Vice Minister of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:08
Taking the temperature of a nation’s health on issues such as poverty reduction, ending hunger, achieving gender equality, building better infrastructure and protecting the oceans is a massive undertaking. But that’s precisely what dozens of countries around the world are doing this week at the United Nations, where they reviewed progress toward the global body’s 15-year benchmarks known as the ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:15
In this study, researchers from the University of Surrey, in collaboration with groups in South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and the USA, examined the sleeping patterns of people from two neighbouring communities in Mozambique - the small electrified urban town Milange and the non-electrified rural community Tengua. It has previously been suggested that the post-industrial world is experiencing a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:06
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations leadership on Monday unveiled a broad and potentially far-reaching new strategy to bolster the ability of cities to implement their own sustainable development priorities. The initiative also may fundamentally reorient how the U. N. system works at the local level. The core of the project, officially called the Local 2030 Hub for Sustainability Solutions, is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 14:34
Berlin, 18 July 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to promote  cooperation between the institutions in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility. The Memorandum was signed by Dirk Heinrichs, Head of Division of Mobility and Urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:34
We should be careful not to exaggerate the differences between the most and the least advanced global cities. Security solutions in Toronto might very well be applicable in Karachi; and digital services in Singapore could eventually take root in Kabul We are now in the final days of the industrial age. Just as the second generation of steam engines propelled the Industrial Revolution forward, so... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:28
This month, C40 is exploring what it takes to create a sustainable neighbourhood.  Anyone who lives in a city – no matter how big or small – knows that we experience the city through our local neighbourhoods: the places where we live, work and play. If mayors, urban planners, businesses and citizens can make these individual communities green, then they will be well on their way to making their... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:57
One of the toughest environmental and social challenges of our time is managing the mobility of people and goods. By 2030, passenger traffic will exceed 80,000 billion passenger-kilometers—a fifty percent increase—and freight volume will grow by 70 percent globally. In fast-growing places like India, China, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia, billions of people will have higher lifestyle... Read more