Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:42
Urban governance is a terrain existing predominantly within the domain of executive and legislative branches of government. Although this is true in many respects, urban processes, practices, spaces, and imaginaries are enacted as much through the judiciary. Judicial reasoning plays an important part in delineating access to and inclusion in the city. Judges have the power to set a particular... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:38
The term ‘hacking’ traditionally comes with negative connotations due to its portrayal in mainstream media, however if you truly understand the definition it becomes evident that hacking plays a very intensive part in the development of our cities. The art of hacking infers to innovate within an existing system, improving it and question why it is the way it is. For the most part, it’s an... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:59
Despite the recent slowdown of the global economy and the weakening of Africa’s economic performance with the attendant implications for inclusion and sustainability, the long term growth outlook for Africa remains promising. The region’s long-term fundamentals remain strong as the pace of growth stands to benefit from a demographic dividend and an industrialization and structural transformation... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:55
How can smart investments be made in an increasingly uncertain world? The cost of building critical infrastructure and new buildings over the course of a long build phase is notoriously difficult to predict, making the challenge of providing as much cost and commercial certainty as possible a vital one.  Fluctuating currencies and commodity prices, and unexpected political developments have... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:36
Dakar, Senegal – The fast rate at which Africa is urbanising– one of the fastest in the world – is giving African decision and policy makers an opportunity to rethink the path urbanization has so far trod on and chose one which will contribute to Africa achieving the continental targets for inclusive growth and transformation. The Economic Report for Africa 2017, which was launched this weekend... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:14
In the next decade, could half of the world’s countries have a national policy that guides urban development? They could, if a coalition of international organizations has anything to say about it. Getting “national urban policies” on the books is a major priority in the aftermath of last year’s United Nations Habitat III conference on urbanization. This year, it will prove pivotal in the effort... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:14
EKURHULENI, South Africa — For sub-Saharan Africa, water has long been something of a paradox. On the one hand, it is the source of some of the continent’s worst PR. Water in Africa rarely appears on the global stage except when there isn’t enough of it — as in the case of the devastating droughts now sweeping the Horn of Africa — or when there is too much, as was the case when deadly floods... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 15:28
New York, 27 March 2017– The capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, will host the Tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in 2020. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, as the convener of WUF, announced the decision on Thursday 23 March 2017 concluding the bidding process for WUF10. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr.... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:50
Closing date: Monday, 17 April 2017 Grade Location Singapore Recruitment Type Local Hire Language Requirement English [Essential] Closing Date 17-Apr-2017 Background / General description The Transport and ICT Global Practice Virtual and physical connectivity is a critical factor of competitiveness, economic growth and inclusion. Yet, a third of the world's population lacks access to an all-... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:48
UNESCO-IHE is the largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities in the Netherlands. Since 1957 the Institute has provided postgraduate water education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. The... Read more