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[ Interaction ] Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 11:12
Last week, the United Nations wrapped up its first-ever Ocean Conference with a global call to action. From plastics to overfishing, nations pledged to do their part to deliver a global goal to protect life under water — one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that went into effect last year. Cities were not mentioned in the ocean manifesto. That’s despite the fact that nearly 40 percent of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:37
CHICAGO – We are now in the final days of the industrial age. Just as the second generation of steam engines propelled the Industrial Revolution forward, so, too, are new technologies advancing today’s digital revolution. But as technology races ahead of us, it is difficult to anticipate what the future holds. One thing we do know is that the future will be shaped by two key trends: digitization... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:47
Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Sustainable Urban Development Researcher- Luanda, Bissau, Sao Tome and Praia, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: LUANDA Posting Period: 13 June 2017-26 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80845-J-LUANDA (O)... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:43
Closing date: Sunday, 2 July 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME SUPPORT (Urban Planning and Management)- Tehran, Iran, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: OSAKA Posting Period: 12 June 2017-2 July 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80729-J-OSAKA (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:41
Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Planning and Design, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 13 June 2017-26 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80861-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: ... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:37
Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Sustainable Urban Development Researcher- Luanda, Bissau, Sao Tome and Praia, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: LUANDA Posting Period: 13 June 2017-26 June 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-80845-J-LUANDA (O)... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:29
Closing date: Sunday, 2 July 2017 INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CONSULTANT PROCUREMENT NOTICE Date: 11 June 2017 Country: Jordan Description of the assignment: Urban Policy Consultant (support to the formulation of a National Urban Policy in Jordan) Project name: Sustainable, Inclusive and Evidence-based National Urban Policies in selected Arab States Period of assignment/services: four working months/ 1... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:20
NAIROBI — For the global urban movement, the dust is still settling from last year’s global Habitat III summit, the one time every two decades that the world’s attention turns to its cities. The October approval of the New Urban Agenda, a 20-year vision on the future of sustainable cities, has created a wealth of opportunities for advocacy and organizing around urban issues. But it’s also a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:20
According to UN Habitat’s most recent World Cities Report, cities today make up more than half of the world’s population, emit 70 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, and account for 80 percent of global GDP. These figures underscore the fact that rapid urbanization is one the most critical trends shaping the world today. And nowhere will the impact of our collective successes and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 16:10
While new gadgets and technology promise change, in most ways, the urban home of the future won’t look radically different than the ones people live in today. (Personal jet ports and hoverboards are sadly a ways off.) As cities evolve and exponentially expand, the need for space to live, work, and play remains the same. How the AEC industry organizes, arranges, designs, and builds those spaces,... Read more

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