Urban Themes

[ 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
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:19
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 14:57
UN-Habitat welcomes the conference on “Driving towards Sustainable Urban Transport Systems in Africa” to be held in Nairobi from April 24-25. Given the increasing traffic congestion in cities, this is indeed a very timely topic that affects citizens and businesses and raises many relevant issues some of which are not self-evident. A study conducted by UN-Habitat, an analysis of the road pattern... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:46
As global car sales continue to climb, cities are increasingly girding themselves against the related environmental impacts by using “scoring” systems, placing large municipal orders for electric vehicles and imposing strict regulations. Last year, consumers around the world purchased 88 million cars, a new annual record. But if cities are to meet their obligations under the Paris climate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00
As edie's megatrends series turns the spotlight to urbanisation and smart city development, it is important to consider exactly how the world's megacities can make the transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient hubs that can facilitate sustainable business growth. The idea of the megacity is not new to our rapidly urbanising world: there are currently 425 metropolitan areas of one-million-plus... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:35
Societies are always looking to develop. After all, with change can come flourish. A popular theme for some parts of the world is now – urbanization. Societies are looking to have state-of-the art amenities, skyscrapers, marble-walled houses etc. Urbanization is a good thing. At least it is supposed to be a good thing. However, urbanization goes wrong when a society’s poor are further pushed to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:26
High-level sessions 11 and 12 May 2017 Hofburg Palace PRECEDED BY SIDE EVENTS 9 AND 10 MAY AT THE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE Join us in a highly dynamic and critical debate on one of the most relevant topics of our time! Source: Vienna Energy Forum 2017 This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:22
According to the revised World Urbanisation Prospects data in 2011 the average national level of urbanisation in Africa is projected to reach 47.7% by 2030. By 2050, it will reach around 57.7%,  and will still lag behind the average urbanisation levels that exist in developed countries today (e.g. Europe is 72.7% urbanised). Notwithstanding Africa’s lower overall urbanisation levels, African... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 16:06
Urban India is currently facing a wide gap between the demand and supply of housing, not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) currently estimates the urban housing shortage at 18.78 million units, more than 95 per cent of which pertains to homes for low-income groups. If this shortage continues to increase, it... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:27
DELHI, India — Urban planning may be for grownups, but planners can do a much better job of accommodating the needs of children in cities. That was the premise behind a recent conference here by the name of Urban 95. The 95 stands for 95 centimetres — that’s the average height of a healthy 3-year old. City leaders, urban planners, architects, engineers and members of civil society were asked: If... Read more

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