Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:58
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 9 November 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant (2 consultants) for the Evaluation of GLTN Phase 2 DURATION: 1 ½ months over 4 months (December 2017-March 2018) CLOSING DATE: 21 November 2017 BACKGROUNDThe United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is mandated by the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:49
Children need freedom and opportunities to play and use their imagination. For this reason, they thrive in cities and walkable communities - places where they are not shuttled around in cars and isolated in oversized suburban homes surrounded by highways and big box stores. But, it is rare to come across examples of cities where the youngest citizens are actively engaged in urban planning and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:46
United Nations Day, 24 October 2017, has marked the official opening of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme Regional Office at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The office will reach out to municipalities, states and partners to develop partnerships and projects to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Elizabeth Ryan, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:44
Manama 8 November 2017—UN-Habitat in collaboration with The Supreme Council for Women and the Bahrain Engineering Association organised the Bahrain Conference on Women and Engineering and a training workshop on Gender in Urban Planning and Design in Manama early this week. The conference was held under the Patronage of Princess Sabika bent Ibrahim First Lady of Bahrain and was inaugurated by the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:40
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 8 November 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific DUTY STATION: Home-based, Colombo, Sri Lanka FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of UN-Habitat’s Country Programme in Sri Lanka Consultant DURATION:START DATE: Total 8 weeks over November 2017 to February 2018From November 2017 SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:39
There are so many great things that come with city living, from the short commute to work, to the endless entertainment options. But unfortunately all of this comes at a cost. It doesn’t matter whether you’re renting in Rio or a homeowner in Hanoi, living in a major metropolis can be extremely expensive. Somewhat surprisingly, it is the world’s emerging economies that have the least... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:55
By 2020, 365 million Americans will live in cities, and with that increase in urbanization comes concerns over public safety. In a new report, the Brookings Institution examines how digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 global cities, including two U.S. cities, manage public safety and law enforcement. “As more people move, cities face a critical need... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:39
In this paper, we examine the ways that digital technology, mobile networks, and integrated solutions help officials in 17 cities manage public safety and law enforcement. The locales include New York City, United States; Washington, D.C., United States; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:52
When humans settled into larger villages and towns some 12,000 years ago along with the advance of agriculture, wildlife took advantage. Those species “preadapted” to survive in early cities, including mice and rats, grabbed onto the coattails of modern civilization and haven’t looked back since. Now they pretty much depend on the underbelly of human society for survival. A new study published in... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:25

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