Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:02
As startup districts proliferate, city planners aim to build tech hubs with a community focus Silicon Valley may still be the center of today’s tech world, but if you want to see the future of American innovation, take a trip to Durham, North Carolina. In a restored factory complex near downtown, entrepreneurs are building companies inside warehouses where generations of workers once... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:13
If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa — and the ways in which that growth occurs — marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving global sustainable development. By 2050, cities in the developing world will absorb more than two billion... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:02
The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at all; time and space cease to have any meaning as waves and waves of Subarus roll toward the horizon. As once-plentiful provisions of Planet Money podcasts dwindle, you can feel madness... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:50
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As the world starts to tackle the hefty task of meeting new development goals, governments have pledged to bolster statistical systems at all levels, including in cities. Particular urgency is being felt around the new Sustainable Development Goals, an overarching framework that will guide global anti-poverty and sustainability efforts through 2030. Those 17 goals came... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:38
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: I-1 Closing date: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - UN-HABITAT Outreach and Communications, I Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 18... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:28
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Colombia City: Bogotá Grade: I-1 Closing date: Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - UN-HABITAT Programme Support Intern /ROLAC, I Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: BOGOTA Posting Period: 18 January 2017-1... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:25
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: United States City: New York Grade: D-1 Closing date: Friday, 3 March 2017 Posting Title: DIRECTOR, NEW YORK LIAISON OFFICE, D1 Job Code Title: CHIEF OF BRANCH, PROGRAMME Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NEW YORK Posting Period: 18 January 2017-3 March 2017 Job Opening... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:02
From diplomacy-minded youths in Canada to African architects, dozens of organizations around the world plan to host at least 45 gatherings this year to address implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the global vision on the future of cities adopted in October. While the agenda offers a broad 20-year road map on planning, building and managing sustainable cities, efforts are now turning to its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:55
Nairobi has been ranked the third best city in the world to visit in 2017 by United Kingdom travel publisher Rough Guides. Paris, France, took the first position on the list of top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2017 while Iran’s Isfahan and Nairobi were second and third overall respectively. Bristol, England, was placed fourth, Antwerp, Belgium, fifth, Medellin, Colombia sixth, Atlanta... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:49
Nairobi has been ranked as the top most dynamic city in the African continent, in a new global rating. According to the JLL 2017 City Momentum Index (CMI), Nairobi was rated number ten in the globe, beating other big cities such as Dubai( United Arab Emirates), New York( US), Paris ( France) and Stockholm( Sweden). CMI index is used to identify change and highlight which cities or metropolitan... Read more

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