Urban Themes

Economy

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:23
Cities are the driving force of the global economy and will be home to most of the world’s people by 2030. Can the public and private sectors learn to work hand-in-hand to ensure human habitats become resilient and future-ready? Governments and businesses make for unnatural bedfellows but in order to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and achieve the Sustainable Development... 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, September 15, 2016 - 15:38
Nana Adwoa Amponsah Sifa is a young Ghanaian graduate Agripreneur with hands on experience in food security and strategic management from Africa, Europe and Asia. She shares the experience of her initiative, Guzakuza, a venture with the mission to transform the mindsets of young women to go into agribusiness to be job providers and not job seekers. "The young people know what they want and they... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 09:51
ROME —Investing in rural areas is crucial to slowing the migration of millions of desperate people from farms to city slums, helping to end poverty and boosting the economies of developing countries, a U.N. agency said Wednesday. Three quarters of the world's poorest and hungriest people live in rural areas, yet these are often ignored by governments and development experts, the U.N.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:34
Development experts and policymakers understandably focus on migration to urban areas and the need for sustainable urbanization. But they should not lose sight of the dramatic changes happening in rural areas, which are too often ignored. While the growing demand for food – driven by rising population and incomes – is creating opportunities for rural people, hunger and poverty remain... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:40
Hall, an architect from Light Earth Designs, was yesterday presenting Rwanda's current urbanisation and Green Cities Development Plans, at the ongoing Global Green Growth Week 2016, at JeJu Island, South Korea. The Rwanda Country Focus Session, which was attended by a number of international green growth activists and a local delegation led by Rwanda's ambassador to South Korea Emma Francoise... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 16:19
Urban planning in the US conceives of cities as economic units that employ people, rather than as collections of different buildings.  Most cities work to project population growth to determine how many units will be needed to be built to accommodate that growth, but then calculate how many jobs, land and space will be needed for the newcomers, says Mitchell Silver, New York City's Commissioner... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016 - 09:06
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently released its 2016 global food security report, titled "Growing Food for Growing Cities: Transforming Food Systems in an Urbanizing World." The report lays out recommendations for the United States to invest in policies, infrastructure, enterprises, trade capacity, and research to change the way agricultural supply chains function in developing... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 18:48

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