Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 14:23
Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to demonstrate that land readjustment is a practical and useful tool for addressing a variety of spatial and development challenges in a range of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:49
Urban Regeneration is the Rehabilitation of land areas that are subject to high-density Urban Land use. It is a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas to be upgraded in Housing, Public and Private Buildings, Infrastructure, and Services. This entire process is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with a high incidence of poverty, pollution, and congestion... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:39
The new publication is a guide for policy-makers, administrations and interested citizens and serves as framework document for sustainable transport policy. Transport is often seen as gender neutral – a road or bus system will benefit all equally. In fact, it´s not! Women and men have different expectations, needs and constraints for using transportation systems. “Approaches for Gender Responsive... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:31
The Colombian legal-urban framework is a robust and complex structure of tools that seek to meet land’s “social and ecological function”, defined by Colombia’s 1991 Constitution. It has become a renowned example in Latin America, as it introduces many different principles and tools that other countries in the region had not implemented or utilized. The strengthening of urban development and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:25
Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to demonstrate that land readjustment is a practical and useful tool for addressing a variety of spatial and development challenges in a range of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:45
This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member economies, and provide new insights on cross-cutting issues for city neighbourhooods, such as the patterns of segregation across income groups, migrant concentration and diversity... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:37
Taking the Metropolis’s gender strategy into account, within the framework of Metropolis Women and Metropolis Observatory, next 25th June we will organise, with the support of Brussels Capital Region, a launch session of the 4th Issue Paper of the Metropolis Observatory “Engendering metropolitan spaces in the context of Global Agendas”.  The session will bring together local elected... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:06
Vietnam stands out as one of the most dynamic emerging countries in the East Asia and Pacific region. Since major reforms in the 1990s, the country has experienced an annual average growth rate of 6-7 percent, and extreme poverty rate has fallen from over 50 percent to 3 percent. Yet, the rapid growth and decentralization process have brought significant pressure on provincial governments in... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:56
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is a visual guide to the trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas features maps and data visualizations, primarily drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank’s compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:01
Our recommendations for the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework What is the point of urban planning? To answer this question we need to look at why people cluster in the small parts of the country in which land is scarce and expensive. Cities make up 54 per cent of the population and 60 per cent of jobs, but only 8 per cent of the UK’s land. As a result, the decisions we make about... Read more

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