Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 09:14
Can young architects and urban planners lead on sustainable urbanism with the UN and the Commonwealth? Can the young built-environment professionals of the Commonwealth offer a global lead on truly sustainable cities? We believe so, and set out our case here. We apologise in advance for the blizzard of initials of all the various UK and international organisations, groups and initiatives involved... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 17:04
Cities all over the world are growing and transforming through processes of densification and sprawl. Open spaces, private and public, are being turned into buildings, infrastructure and new landscapes of public spaces, parks, plazas, playgrounds and natural areas are emerging. These spatial structures define the cultural, social, economic and political functions of cities. In the processes of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 16:20
FIRST CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS Culture at Work Africa – Promoting the Public Value of Culture for Social Cohesion and Urban Development in Africa is looking to support innovative on-the-ground projects aiming at developing safe and neutral spaces for intercultural dialogue and at promoting active citizenship and intercommunity relations. Projects will seek sustainable outputs and will foster... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 16:06
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), is a new organization dedicated to helping cities around the world be better prepared for, and quickly rebound from, 21st century shocks and stresses. Over the next few years, 100 Resilient Cities will select and work with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it plans to provide four kinds of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:18
The Walk21 conference series supports, encourages and inspires the Global Walking Network to confirm the importance of walking politically and in policy, provide an international platform for an inclusive discussion, acknowledge current research, practice and promotion and identify the need for future research and networking. International delegates attending a Walk21 conference do so to have the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:00
WED, SEP 12, 2018 — FRI, SEP 14, 2018   The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 14:57
To celebrate the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (October 7, 2015) and promote the idea that global challenges operate and must be addressed at the metropolitan scale, Metropolis – in partnership with CIPPEC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN-Habitat’s MetroHUB, the University of Guadalajara, Politecnico di Milano, MTPA, GIZ and FGV-Eaesp – encourages its... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:57
DESCRIPTION The annual Cities Conference seeks be a strategic platform for dialogue which supports the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda, and the urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), particularly SDG 11, in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also contributing to fulfilment the Paris Agreement,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:12
As world population continues to grow, an increasing number of people are moving to cities in hope of securing better living conditions, higher quality educations and greater economic opportunities. For the first time in human history, half of the world’s population lived in towns and cities in 2008. Africa, a continent exceptionally rich in biodiversity, is rapidly urbanising. Africa’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:02
Urban trail efforts are increasingly focusing on providing equitable access to trails. Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health, property values, and quality of life. Unfortunately, in many communities these resources are inequitably distributed. They can be less abundant in poorer neighborhoods with a larger share of minority residents, which can be exasperated by a... Read more

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