Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:35
Leafy infrastructure saves bustling metropolises about $505 million each year, according to new research.   In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises shouldn’t be the only things reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would be well served to double down on their arboreal assets, according to a new paper in the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:52
Cities are facing more challenges than ever before, as expanding populations put stress on transportation systems, social services, energy infrastructure and other vital aspects of daily life. To tackle these obstacles, public- and private-sector leaders are able to turn to International Standards to offer solutions that can make cities more efficient and effective for their residents. The World... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:45
Recent years have witnessed a review of the role of cities and urbanization in today's society. The rapid growth of urbanization in Asia and Africa, which is going hand in hand with globalization and economic growth, has been surprising because of its magnitude and its economic, social and environmental effects. Never before in the history of mankind had there been such a rapid growth of urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:29
Multibillion-dollar flows of “decentralized development cooperation” — essentially, city-to-city development assistance — are expanding rapidly. Development cooperation increasingly is taking place not only in the traditional way, between national governments. Rather, it also is happening between local and regional authorities in different countries, a process known as “decentralized development... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:40
Reference Number: 170694 Department: Central and West Asia Department Division: Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 Closing Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) Job Purpose Lead in and contribute to the formulation and articulation of policy and strategies on urban sector... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:22
Location Washington, DC Recruitment Type International Hire Language Requirement English [Essential] Closing Date 18-Sep-2017 Background / General description: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a multilateral financial mechanism created in 1991 to provide grant and concessional funds to recipient countries for projects and programs that address biodiversity loss, climate change mitigation... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:19
Regional CSD/HUD Emerging and Sustainable Cities Program - Operations Contractual - RG-X1226 - Defined Term Contractual (DTC) TERMS OF REFERENCE Background Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank ('IDB' or 'Bank') is the main source of financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:18
Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 10 year(s) experience P-5 Vacancy Type: FTA International Posting Type: External Bureau: Management Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension Background Under the overall guidance of the Copenhagen based UN Country Team (UNCT), and under the direct supervision of the UNDP Director, the Common Services Manager is... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 17:13
In October 2016, country and city representatives agreed on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, which forms an ambitious baseline for sustainable urban development until 2030. GIZ-SUTP is contributing to the NUA by publishing a new Factsheet Series. The series addresses mayors and practitioners, outlines strategies that are crucial for realizing the objectives of the NUA and provides very... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 14:47
Last year’s United Nations-brokered agreement on the future of cities, the New Urban Agenda, embraced many of today’s trends in urban planning and management made possible by new technologies. From smart cities to data collection, the high-tech possibilities of urban data centres and street-level monitoring tools were all given the U. N.’s stamp of approval. But for geographer Federico Caprotti ... Read more