Urban Themes

Planning & Design

[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:55
Content Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf 1-4 Rim Meziani and Jen Te Pai Editorial Introduction Special issue on urbanization in the Gulf   5-24 Adnan Husnéin The Evolving Role of Modern Urbanistic Heritage in Shaping Sustainable Public Realm: The Case of Abu Dhabi   25-38 Talal Al-Awadhi Local Spatial Impacts of Globalization in Developing Countries: The Case of Sohar,... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 04:12
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 17:47
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:40
HONG KONG — For decades, this city of more than 7 million has been one of Asia’s most dynamic places, filled with a youthful energy that drove rapid growth in both the population and the local economy. Planners here still see Hong Kong that way. But they also are looking at the long-term trends, and grappling with a force they cannot stop: Hong Kong is getting older. That’s true of both the city... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:21
In September 2016, Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), together with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) convened a 5-day Training of Trainers course to provide in-depth knowledge on how to build climate resilience at the local level. The training was based on the DEA-SALGA-GIZ Let’s Respond to... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:40
Content Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 1-3 Yonghoon Son, Xiaolu Gao, Ninglong You Editorial Introduction Overview: Special Issues on the horizontal of research and methodologies on Sustainability in Asia 4-16 Haoying Han, Qiwei Ma, Yonghua Li Urban Growth Boundaries of the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area Based on Ecosystem Service... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:43
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 22:34
Distinction seeks to promote successful experiences and inspire other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to embrace the guidelines of this global agreement. Adopted in October 2016, the New Urban Agenda defines the steps to ensure sustainable urbanization in the next 20 years. Rethinking how we plan, manage and live in cities is the principle of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:35
Saving old buildings is unfashionable these days; economists and writers think that we are all “nostalgists and NIMBYs” who are preventing the development that is needed to make housing affordable and keep cities from ossifying. Jane Jacobs is also being reassessed by those who consider her the patron saint of NIMBYs. But a new study from the Preservation Green Lab, the Atlas of ReUrbanism,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 14:26
Quito, Ecuador, 9 November 2016 ­— UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote synergy between airports and cities to achieve sustainable development. The MOU signing between the two United Nations bodies took place on the opening day of the United Nations... Read more

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