Urban Themes

[ Interaction ] Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:37
Over 700,000 industrial workers are currently employed directly or indirectly in the garment and footwear sector in Cambodia, 80 percent of them are women and over half of them are recent migrants  to urban areas particularly the capital Phnom Penh. The garment and footwear sector is the largest industrial sub sector in the country and one of the drivers of national growth and development. All... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 14:07
The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety and business efficiency. But before autonomous cars can transform modern life, cities will have to transform themselves. Smart cities will be the linchpins of the autonomous age — deploying the digital infrastructure necessary to connect cars to vital information, reduce... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:42
Cities are rapidly becoming the human species’ preferred habitat, with projections showing that over 80 percent of the developed world population will be urban dwellers by 2050. This trend makes cities the earth’s fastest growing ecosystem – a human made and metabolically inefficient ecosystem, but an ecosystem nonetheless. In light of these trends, it is clear that the creation of sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:15
On December 1st 2017, reSITE invited a handful of intellectuals to Berlin for the My City / Your City salon held in partnership with Airbnb, spending a day and night with them brainstorming about public space, sharing, and inclusiveness. To close the event, we served them a cocktail of simple questions that were not always easy to answer. In the following text, artist Charlie Koolhaas, the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:06
Registration has just opened for the European Commission's 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus. This is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers and academics across Europe to network, debate key issues and exchange ideas on sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 16:32
Every community and municipal government around the world faces a growing set of challenges as they transform in the 21st century to improve peoples’ lives. With more and more of us living in cities, urbanization is creating significant opportunities for social and economic development and more sustainable living. But it’s also exerting significant pressure on infrastructure and resources and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 16:00
A new report issued Tuesday by the World Bank reveals that Haiti is the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, just after Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico. According to the report, "Haitian Cities : Action for today with an eye on tomorrow", today more than one in two Haitians live in cities compared to the 1950s when 90 percent of the population lived in the countryside... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 15:20
With urban populations rising rapidly in India, planners urgently need to change their approaches and use land more efficiently MUMBAI, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urban planners in many cities around the world are imposing regulations that discourage the creation of affordable housing while slums expand, experts said. Nearly 55 percent of the world's population lives in urban areas, a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 15:03
Dr Faith Foreman is facing a daunting task. Houston’s diabetes prevalence rate, presently at 15.6 percent, is set to rise to 21.1 percent by 2045, which will add billions to healthcare costs, with the number of people whose lifestyles are affected rising from 469,000 to 752,000. As Assistant Director for the Houston Health Department, Foreman’s challenge is to reduce this, or bend the curve, to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:43
WELCOME TO THE LOCAL RENEWABLES CONFERENCE 2018 The City of Freiburg, the City of Basel and ICLEI Europe are pleased to invite you to the Local Renewables Conference 2018. The conference will take place on 24-26 October 2018, in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland). Rising global energy needs remain a major challenge, with cities and regions being central players in making energy more... Read more