Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 16:14
Size of grant: 75,000 US$ Purpose of CFP: Promoting integration of host and refugee communities is a part of UN-Habitat’s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to support the Community Center Management Committee which consists of members from both communities to sustainably operate and maintain the facility, and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:15
Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilising at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017. Faced with the flood of cars, for decades governments have attempted to improve mobility of citizens – some measures focus on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:55
The importance of cities as a foremost development topic of the hour has been recognised in the several global agendas that have been endorsed by national governments since 2015.  The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, a global vision and a landmark commitment subscribed by both developed and developing countries includes an explicit goal for cities, Goal 11, among its Sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:47
The things we buy, eat, and use have a big impact on the climate—so it’s time to learn to consume a whole lot less. CITIES CAN PLAY a major role in the global effort to curb climate change, a new report says—and a major step they can take is helping their inhabitants consume a whole lot less stuff by making changes in the way cities are run. Even the most forward-thinking cities have a long... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:35
How digitalisation and decentralisation can work in tandem to unleash significant benefits for the smart cities of the future .............................. It is predicted that over 66 per cent the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, up from the current 55 per cent, and our cities will have no choice but to cope with an additional 2.5 billion people over the next 30 years. But... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:24
Introduction As the global population boomed over the last century, cities boomed to accommodate it. Today more than four billion people – more than half the global population – live in urban areas. The trend is accelerating. We expect that by 2050 the global urban population will more than double, and seven out of ten people worldwide will live in cities. In the coming decades, then... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:17
A Better World: Volume 5 outlines the concept, the main elements and the current international framework for assessing the progress towards SDG11. It proposes a stepwise approach to further tailor national requirements with the overall goal of making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The following articles discuss the progress and challenges in this... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:22
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019 - 15:52
Consultant – Urban Transport & Road Safety – Sustainable cities & Transport What is WRI? WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, June 10, 2019 - 14:44
Cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, presenting an incredible opportunity for the development of local economies. However, their residents need good, affordable housing – and this remains a challenge around the world. Well-functioning property markets can act as a financial springboard for enterprises and job creation. An enabling environment for affordable housing can be developed with... Read more