Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:43
“I came to Kigali about five years ago,” says 35-year-old Hassan Mudenge, a construction site assistant, “to look for a job and other opportunities. I can say I am now financially stable. I pay my rent regularly and send some money home to help my parents. And I am saving to build myself house in the village.” His is the story of many young Rwandans who leave their homes in the country’s rural... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:37
This booklet draws upon lessons learned during the Inclusive Cities Project, which ran from 2009-2015. The Inclusive Cities Project brought together membership-based organizations (MBOs) of the working poor, regional/ global alliances of MBOs, and technical support organizations to strengthen MBOs in organizing, policy analysis, and advocacy so that urban informal workers had the tools necessary... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:32
“The food market is a community - if one of the vendors falls ill we raise money. We also work together to maintain the market, such as the roof, so that it is better to work and sell food here.” The informal food market where Hazera, a grandmother of 5 works, is a hive of activity. Located in Khulna, it provides a vital source of affordable fruit, vegetables and fish to the local urban poor... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:18
Job ID: 104829 Entity: European Investment Bank Deadline: Monday 22nd January 2018 EIB Posting The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking for its Projects Directorate - Environment & Sustainable Territorial Development Department -Urban Development Division at its headquarters in Luxembourg: INTERN (under ACP Internship Programme) Duration: 6 months (with possible extension for a total of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:02
BEIJING — In late November, days after a fire raged through an apartment building in a Beijing suburb, killing 19, officials began to uproot migrant communities on the city’s periphery. Residents were wrestled out of their rented homes, and bulldozers flattened entire neighborhoods. Tens of thousands were made homeless overnight. While city officials justified the campaign as an effort to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:28
With the environmental, economic and social changes facing our cities, we are having to think very differently about our place on this planet. Smart cities are ushering in a new era of technology and advancements in how we design, how we build, and ultimately how we live as we attempt to craft better, more sustainable cities. Introduction The world is changing. Socially. Economically.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:21
Located at the complex intersection of economic development and environmental change, cities play a central role in our efforts to move towards sustainability. Reducing air and water pollution, improving energy efficiency while securing energy supply, and minimizing vulnerabilities to disruptions and disturbances are interconnected and pose a formidable challenge, with their dynamic interactions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:17
In the face of the growing ubiquity of new technologies and digitalization, cities across the globe are experimenting with new ways of governance tools for civic engagement. Digital transformation offers the ability to reach a higher number of people and interact with them in innovative ways. Cities and municipalities are taking advantage of these opportunities to develop new instruments to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:15
Nairobi, 12 January 2018– At the close of 2017, Botswana and Tunisia were getting prepared to monitor and report on SDG 11, with the support of the UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory team and the UNECA to monitor and report on SDG 11. In October 2017, UN-Habitat and UNECA organized a technical workshop on the importance of disaggregation in achieving Agenda 2030 and possible disaggregation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:15
Meeting of the Minds talked with Dr. Dario Hidalgo about the evolution of BRT and what makes it a successful part of an integrated urban public transit system. Dr. Hidalgo guides the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities international team of transport engineers and planners and also coordinates the Observatory of the BRT Center of Excellence. He has more than 25 years of experience as a... Read more

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