Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:47
Around 20,000 urbanists will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next week for the 9th World Urban Forum. But WUF9’s preparations for a quadrennial report will only mark the beginning of a laborious year. For veterans of the global urban development scene, the World Urban Forum marks a watershed moment of sorts. For the first time since UN-Habitat hosted a global conference on cities at its Nairobi... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:24
2017 sparked new momentum towards building organizational climate resilience. Milestones included many influential public and private organization initiatives and a renewed commitment to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius and new opportunities in the low-carbon economy. Costly, volatile extreme weather events demonstrated that organizations must prepare for a new normal. In June, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:37
India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds. In the next 15 years, about 200 million people will move from rural areas in India to the country’s urban centers. The shift will be massive, almost equal to the current populations of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom combined. While urbanization increases productivity and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018 - 15:11
Closing date: Monday, 19 February 2018 Investment Operation Specialist-Urban/Senior Investment Operation Specialist-Urban AIIB is scaling up its support for urban sector programs in client countries and is working to recruit experienced and talented urban specialists with strong skills in either urban development policy/planning or engineering. The Investment Operation Specialist-Urban/Senior... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 15:35
How do we prepare for the doubling of the global urban population by 2050? By dramatically rethinking urbanism and its governance. That means designing cities for people, not cars; allowing everyone access to urban opportunities; investing in resource-efficient buildings, transport, energy, water and waste systems; and enabling cities to experiment and to learn from each other. These are among... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 15:08
What vision does HERE have for city development and how are you working to achieve that? It’s self-evident that urbanisation is one of the mega trends and continue to be so. More and more people are moving to cities. The way we move and live in cities is changing, and dramatically so, because there are so many people and there is not enough space. In this new world, we can’t use traditional tools... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:38
No two cities are the same. What does your city mean to you? For Razi, an 18-year-old waiter in Kuala Lumpur, and millions of other aspirational youth in Malaysia, cities are where their dreams for joining the middle class can come true. For Liao Xianmei, a 45-year-old migrant worker in Chongqing, China, and Fatma and Peter, a Tanzanian couple who moved from their rural home to Dar es Salaam,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:02
Call for Submission The year 2018 begins with the launch of the 4th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), a platform for the sharing and exchange of successful innovative practices. The Guangzhou Award supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA), contributing to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:52
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 01 January 2018ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia ProgrammeDUTY STATION Nairobi/ Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE Junior Urban PlannerCONTRACT TYPE Consultant POST DURATION 6 months CLOSING DATE 08 February 2018 BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for Human Settlements. It is mandated by the UN General... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:48
Parks have long played an integral role in community landscapes. As open green space becomes more scarce, public park agencies have new opportunity and reasons to work with other departments and agencies to utilize protected public green space in innovative ways. Designing new or existing parks to manage stormwater using green infrastructure principles is an ideal way to realize many of these... Read more

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