Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:29
Under the theme “Inclusive Metropolitan Cities and City-Regions”, the 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting is hosted by Gauteng Province and will take place in Johannesburg. The meeting will provide a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas. It will also bring together government leaders, city managers, urban managers, experts, international NGOs, academics and other important stakeholders from... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30
The annual CIVITAS Forum Conference is the CIVITAS Initiative's flagship event. Each year it gathers up to 500 participants from a diverse community of policymakers, practitioners, academics, and city representatives to debate pressing sustainable urban mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe. This year's Forum is the 16th edition and is... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:08
What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between 'us and them'?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? Will there even be bird song? CitiesAlive® provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together design... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:01
Currently, Africa is the least urbanised region of the world, with only about 40% of the people in urban settlements. It is, however, considered to be the continent with the fastest rate of urbanisation and last frontier of development. In the next few decades, the population of the African continent is expected to grow to 2.4 billion people, with most of the population increase expected to occur... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:57
The first Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning: “Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories” is organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of the Government of Japan, the City of Fukuoka and Seinan Gakuin University. This inaugural event for the ... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:50
INTA will hold a workshop at the Innovative City Forum 2018, on the theme "Why urban and rural territories need solidarity?". The Forum will take place from June 26 to 27, 2018, in Nice, and the workshop on June 27, from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Picasso Room. Metropolitan territories are economically powerful territories with a supranational dimension, but they should not exclude medium-sized towns... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:44
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES-AS) Program are hosting a conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South on 3-4 July 2018 at the Balsillie School in Waterloo, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, the BSIA, WLU and the IDRC.The primary objective of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:37
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are pleased to invite you to an event entitled: The Role of Information Technology: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development. This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:17
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: NOB Closing date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018 Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, NOB Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: KABUL Posting Period: 5 June 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:37
"Le Monde" launches the third Smart Cities "Le Monde" awards, which recognize innovations applied to the city. Applications must be sent before 25 February 2018 (Europe projects) or before 13 May (projects outside Europe). What will the cities of tomorrow look like? How can innovations serve the inhabitants, while respecting the privacy of citizens and including the entire population? What new... Read more