Urban Themes

Planning & Design

[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:09
Quito, Ecuador 01 November 2016— UN-Habitat through its Urban Planning and Design Lab launched its Urban Labs publication to great acclaim in an event at the One UN Pavilion at the Habitat III Conference. The event featured several partners from the Global Network of Planning Labs who reported on their individual and localized experience. Representatives from Myanmar, Mexico, South Africa, Ghana... Read more
[ Interaction ] Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 11:39
ELON MUSK SAYS every new Tesla comes with all of the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving. He is hardly alone in trying to spare humans the tedium of car operation. Audi, GM, Google, and Uber are among the many companies working toward the day when autos do everything and you’re just along for the ride. Musk, ever the showman, plans to see one of his cars drive across the country next... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:15
It’s hard to believe, but not quite four decades ago the Chinese settlement of Shenzhen was a modest fishing village, with a population of roughly 30,000. Today, thanks to a policy that began in 1979 that was designed to encourage foreign investment, that sleepy village is a manufacturing hub with a population of roughly 10 million. The success of Shenzhen is consistent with the broader... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 15:26
HONG KONG ― The numbers are in: NASA announced Monday that August 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded since global records began in 1880. Several parts of Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore, have also recently had their hottest months ever recorded. Standing outside in the middle of the day in Jakarta, Manila or Mumbai is sometimes almost unbearable. Calling it “humid” would be an... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:55
I have spent just under a year sharing the “space” of the UCL Urban Laboratory, and by space I mean not only the physical infrastructure, but the people who constitute this centre. I first got in contact with Dr Ben Campkin (the Director) back in the summer of 2014, speculatively searching for a university in the UK — where I completed my PhD — to be based during a research sabattical from my... Read more

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