Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:33
We, Mayors and Representatives of cities and metropolitan regions from every continent, Meeting in Montréal from June 19 to 22, 2017 for the XIIth World Congress of Metropolis, the World Association of Major Metropolises, and also for the XXXVIIth General Assembly of the AIMF (l’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones), Joined by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and other... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:58
Beijing is the hub of a city cluster that could be home to 110 million people China’s rapid urbanisation has been a wonder of the world. But with that impressive growth have come challenges - including a lack of coordination between nearby cities. As development experts increasingly recognise, economies are more effective when cities form clusters to coordinate their use of resources and share... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:08
Closing date: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Policy, Regional and Metropolitan Planning, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 22 June 2017-5 July 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-81410-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:50
Closing date: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Policy, Regional and Metropolitan Planning, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 22 June 2017-5 July 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-81410-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:45
Closing date: Sunday, 16 July 2017 The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:48
21 years of recognizing excellence in urban best practice The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat present the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The 2017 Award comes at a critical time; with the New Urban Agenda being signed in October last year, this is a distinct opportunity to show case the most effective interventions for improving the lives of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:39
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, not the exception. In the series “Public Spaces,” we explore different aspects related to public spaces that determine our daily experience in cities. Among city... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:15
As the deadline nears for a widely watched assessment on the future of the United Nations’ lead agency on urbanization, some observers are expressing concern about the evaluation committee and its process. In April, U. N. Secretary-General António Guterres announced the composition of an eight-member panel of urbanists, mayors, housing activists and diplomats to study UN-Habitat, the Nairobi-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:34
Faced with pollution and rising sea levels, cities are setting targets at a record pace. Cities are increasingly moving ahead of countries in setting carbon-reduction goals and initiatives, according to a new report from banking giant HSBC. More than 2,500 cities have now listed climate-change pledges on the Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) portal launched as part of the 2014 ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:55
Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has hinted that cities have earned the trust of national governments to be given greater responsibility over their finances. Speaking during the opening day of the 12th Metropolis World Congress in Montreal, Trudeau said that in the past Canadian provincial and federal governments haven’t perhaps trusted municipalities to spend this money. “But... Read more

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