Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:22
The world is experiencing an unprecedented transition from predominantly rural to mainly urban living, with more than 55 percent of the world’s population already living in urban areas and this figure is set to rise to 70 percent by the middle of 21st century. While rapid and spontaneous urbanization has presented the world’s cities with major environmental, economic and social challenges,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:59
Naivasha, 14 February 2017 – UN-Habitat’s first technical meeting on human settlements indicators for SDGs opened today with more than 50 participants from the Kenya national government, national statistics agency, the private sector, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and other UN agencies. It is projected that by 2030, 6 in 10 people will be urban dwellers. If well implemented,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:58
Monrovia, 14 February 2017 – The critical contributions a National Urban Policy could bring to safeguard Liberia’s sustainable urbanization was deliberated during two workshops in the country’s capital city Monrovia. Co-organized with Cities Alliance and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Liberia, the two workshops enabled discussion on the important contributions that an inclusive National... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:55
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: I-1 Closing date: Monday, 27 February 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - UN-HABITAT PROGRAMME/ADMISTRATIVE SUPPORT -HOUSING AND SLUM UPGRADING BRANCH, I Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:55
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: I-1 Closing date: Monday, 27 February 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - UN-HABITAT PROGRAMME SUPPORT - HOUSING UNIT, HOUSING AND SLUM UPGRADING BRANCH, I Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:16
JOB: #170275 JOB TITLE: Urban Specialist JOB FAMILY: Urban Development JOB TYPE: Professional & Technical GRADE: GF LOCATION: Tbilisi, Georgia RECRUITMENT TYPE: Local Hire LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English [Essential] CLOSING DATE: 27-Feb-2017  Background / General description: THE WORLD BANK GROUP  Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:35
Over the next 15 years the Indian urban population will increase by over 200 million, putting great strain on wetlands unless urban planning urgently deals with the imminent crisis At the end of January, the Finance Ministry published its annual Economic Survey, which presented data that included the rapid pace of urbanisation, also indicating that the wetlands in the country are headed for a... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:55
This event will try and address these questions and will include presentations on key issues, followed by a debate featuring EU institutions, city politicians and financial experts on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management. The Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:47
By harnessing the ongoing expansion in wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering affordable, scalable, secure and proven services and technologies that can address cities’ goals. With advances in utilities, fleet management, citizen engagement and other areas, cities are able to effectively minimise overcrowding, reduce pollution and tackle other issues for their citizens... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:25
  Delhi-based tech platform that simplifies legal and business matters, LegalRaasta.com, has raised $1 million (INR 7 Cr) in angel funding from HNI’s, Pravin Khandelwal and Yatin Kumar. LegalRaasta.com helps entrepreneurs and SME’s with government compliances via simple and trouble-free DIY forms. Currently it provides 50+ services (including company registration, food license, import export... Read more

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