Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 18:01
Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas, with 54 per cent of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. By 2050, 66 per cent of the world’s population is projected to be urban. The world will need to shift to a focus on the degree of urbanization. There will be the same rural definition. There is small towns and suburbs. There is no unified definition small... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 15:23
Exciting growth in key African markets combined with a rapidly expanding appetite for infrastructure finance & development geared towards “Eco-Smart Cities” reveal significant untapped opportunities for investment on the continent. Africa’s infrastructure is well-positioned to leap forward with advances in key sectors such as Energy, Power, Technology, Transport, Finance, Sustainability... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 15:04
Washington 13 June 2017–  A group of statisticians and land property rights experts recently met at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C., with the objective of developing the preparatory requirements for supporting the reclassification of the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to Tier II status.  Indicator 1.4.2 –  or the “Land Indicator” as it is colloquially... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:41
That means leaders need to prepare — especially regarding how the developing world deals with the triple challenge of rapid urbanization, social justice and environmental sustainability. Cities have been recognized as key drivers toward the successful governance of resources and as the front line in combating climate change. But the economic divide between the Global North and South that... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:45
Closing date: Friday, 23 June 2017 Job no: 505200 Position type: Consultancy Location: Ghana Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal School/Unit: Ghana Department/Office: Accra, Ghana Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 14:34
SEATTLE, United States — In schools across India this week, schoolchildren are eating pasta disguised as rice kernels and boosted with extra nutrients. At a health clinic in Honduras, a nurse is sterilizing medical instruments with chlorine made from an easy-to-use portable kit. In Kenya, thirsty workers will come home from long days on the job and drink water from reliable, low-cost filters.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:17
There has been much talk about Africa’s urban dividends – the increased prosperity and sustained socioeconomic development resulting from the expansion and industrialisation of African cities. Yet such dividends can be derived only from governments’ deliberate planning and management of cities. That is the essential wisdom shared in the 2017 Economic Report on Africa (ERA), written by experts at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:48
People continue to be drawn to cities by the economic, social and creative opportunities they offer; large cities are more productive than rural areas, producing more patents and yielding higher returns on capital. However, urbanization also presents major challenges. The world’s fastest-growing cities have seen problems adjusting to growth and industrialization, choking under the burden of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:40
World is witnessing urbanization at never seen before rates. Even after centuries of urbanization and formation of new human settlements most of the pattern of urbanization has been a spatially and structurally unbalanced one. It has been felt from the beginning of the planning era to achieve a coordinated and regulated urbanization pattern and since then number of studies and research is being... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:12
A.T. Kearney’s latest analysis takes a look at the world’s most influential cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the global stage. Cities are ecosystems for businesses and innovation. The strength of an urban center’s network of businesses, the talent of its citizenry, the stability of political institutions, and the creativity of cultural organizations all... Read more