Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:00
IMF staff regularly produces papers proposing new IMF policies, exploring options for reform, or reviewing existing IMF policies and operations. The following documents have been released and are included in this package: • A Press Release summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its September 7, 2018 consideration of the policy report. • The Policy Report, prepared... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:43
In light of even more dire news about our warming planet, leading thinkers tell us the one thing cities and states could do to cut emissions significantly—and fast. A landmark report released by the U.N. last week has laid out the stakes of a warming planet more starkly than ever. Warming of just 1.5 degrees Celsius could bring on the most severe consequences of climate change, according to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:34
Bike sharing in African cities has lagged due to lack of dedicated lanes and the perception that cycling is for the poor, worsening traffic jams and pollution, experts said on Wednesday. Bike sharing has expanded across North America, Europe and Asia as authorities seek to boost the health of city residents and the planet, but it has struggled to take off in Africa where road networks tend to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:26
Four major forces are shaping cities of the future. How can they thrive in the face of challenges and change? The world faces unprecedented rates of urban expansion. According to the United Nations, 55 percent of the global population currently lives in cities. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 68 percent, which means an additional 2.5 billion people will reside in urban areas. China’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:22
Until recently, it was widely thought that half of the world’s population lived in cities. The United Nations places the global number at 55 percent, with Africa at 43 percent and Asia at 50 percent. But a novel methodology used by the European Commission, which draws on high-resolution satellite imagery, suggests the “degree of urbanization” may be nearly twice as high. In this new paradigm,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:16
It is a well documented fact that approximately 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Every country therefore, will need to find ways to manage urbanization and the challenges associate with it. Urbanization of course derives a number of benefits such as better access to jobs, healthcare, social & cultural integration, improvement of infrastructure, adoption of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 18:05
In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that we define, assess and implement new pathways to growth and prosperity. The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. The new index sheds... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 17:59
Description SUSTAINABLE LAND USE RESEARCH CONSULTANT Program : WRI Indonesia - One Map Initiative Location : Jakarta, Indonesia Position Type : Part-Time Consultant (maximum 18 days per month) Duration : Six (6) months, deliverables basis About WRI World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 17:57
Closing date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Re-advertisement -National consultant -Urban Diagnostics for Urban Poverty and the Social Security Needs of the Urban Poor Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH Application Deadline : 29-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : National Consultant... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:08
UN-Habitat, in partnership with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC), Republic of Korea, is inviting senior decision makers, policy makers and housing practitioners from Asian cities to apply for the training course “Innovative approaches to deliver affordable housing options for Asia”. This 9-day training course aims at the development of skills and know-how in housing policy and... Read more