Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:10
CAIRO: In Egypt’s eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past. The city will be complete with luxury hotels, upscale residential districts, a modern airport and a 345-meter tower, touted as Africa’s tallest. The work is being carried out about 45 km (28... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:05
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board of directors recently approved more than $50 million in loans to help expand and improve urban water supply and sanitation services in four of Cambodia’s largest provincial cities. As part of the provincial water supply and sanitation project, the ADB will be administering a $10 million grant from the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism to help... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:56
Energy renovation could become one of the biggest success stories of the next EU budget.  As the EU seeks to re-energise its image and boost the confidence of EU citizens in the face of rising Euroscepticism, the next Multi-Annual Framework (MFF) offers a golden opportunity. By placing energy renovation centre-stage in the post-2020 MFF, the EU can demonstrate the tangible benefits that EU... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:49
A local firm engaged in waste collection, management, and recycling – Green Cities Incorporated (GCI), is recycling wastes and turning them into valuable products such as geometric sets and rulers for students. Plastic wastes to be recycled will include plastic bags, used jelly, soft drink and lotion containers, among others. “Plastic waste don’t completely biodegrade which harms both animals and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:44
According to Tehran city councilor, Mahmoud Mirlouhi, some 9,500 tons of waste is being produced daily in the capital and despite the fact that there are regulations designed to govern waste management, the sector still suffers from shortcomings in waste minimization.   The councilor further regretted that not implementing waste segregation at source results in losing 2,500 tons of recyclable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:17
The State government, which plans to construct one lakh houses for the poor in Bengaluru, has decided to drop the revenue-sharing model involving private developer and instead take up the project with internal funding. The change of plan for funding, a senior official in the government said, came after the Chief Minister’s office developed cold feet over involving private developers to construct... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:49
Open spaces in urban areas are fast shrinking so much so that a large section of the public do not have access to such spaces. In Kathmandu and Lalitpur, only 0.48 per cent and 0.06 per cent of areas can be categorised as open spaces respectively, according to government statistics.  The situation is similar in Tarai municipalities. According to National Urban Development Strategy published by... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:39
After ignoring Bengaluru city in the first two years of its term and facing criticism for doing so,  Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's government went into overdrive on matters concerning it. But all it managed over the next two years is a series of missteps -whether it was the badly planned Akrama-Sakrama scheme or the plan to divide the city into five corporations, or the idea of common zoning... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:48
Closing date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 Reference Number: 170977 : Department: South Asia Department Division: Urban Development and Water Division, SARD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 Closing Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) 1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC: 'Septage and fecal sludge management in South Asian... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:47
Topis: Urban transport planning and management; Urban strategies; Public transport systems; Environmental impact; Economic and social impact; Safety and security; Travel behaviour studies; Traffic control; Transportation modelling and simulation; Infrastructure development; Intelligent and advanced transport systems; Transportation integration; City logistics; Inter-modal transport systems; Mass... Read more