Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 14:07
Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development Overview Question: What combinations of Climate CoLab proposals could help achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals?Submit Proposals: https://climatecolab.org/contests/2017/exploring-synergistic-solutions-for-sustainable-developmentRules: All entrants must agree to the Contest rules and Terms of UseDeadline: Sunday, Jan 07, 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:54
Closing date: Friday, 17 November 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 3 November 2017-17 November 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-88264-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:53
Closing date: Friday, 17 November 2017 Posting Title: INTERN - City Prosperity Initiative- Project Support, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 3 November 2017-17 November 2017 Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNHABITAT-87455-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:31
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 06/11/2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi/ Kenya with travel to Somalia if security permits FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Urban Sports Coordinator DURATION: 2 working months CLOSING DATE: 13November 2017   BACKGROUND Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:29
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT(Re-advertisement)01 November 2017 ORGANIZATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Kabul, AFGHANISTAN;  travel to other provinces may be required for programme familiarisation FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Manager, Clean and Green Cities Programme (CGC) GRADE: I-ICA 2 (P- 3 Equivalent) POST DURATION &   START DATE: 12 months upon initial appointment (to be extended... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:16
Cities and their policymakers face enormous pressures as they seek to meet today’s mobility challenges. As rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change continue to challenge our world’s cities, those that choose to make bold moves in advancing and diversifying their urban transport systems will gain a competitive advantage –- we see that investing in improved and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:13
Hong Kong has been ranked the top city worldwide for sustainable transport in the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index from Arcadis. The research examined 100 major cities across 23 different indicators to give an indicative ranking of the mobility and sustainability of their transportation systems. Hong Kong leads the pack thanks to its well-connected and innovative transport network which... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:06
New Delhi, India, November 1, 2017: The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities, orGPSC, announced an important development during their 2nd annual conference this week: India is establishing its own platform for sustainable cities, to mirror the expanding initiative. India’s announcement at the conference – attended by 200 mayors and other municipal officials, academics, and business leaders... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 15:04
This year’s theme for World Cities Day, “Innovative Governance, Open Cities,” emphasizes the implementation of the global New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the creation of livable, sustainable cities conducive to inclusive growth and development. Smart cities in particular can be key tools toward achieving these global goals. The International... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 13:05
In late September, London made headlineswhen it stripped popular ride-hailing app Uber of its license to operate in the city. The wall-to-wall coverage that followed the decision was a sign, if any more were needed, that we are on the cusp of an urban mobility revolution. Ride-hailing systems, car- and bicycle-sharing networks, trip-planning apps and other innovative services that capitalize on... Read more

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