Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:49
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Programme Support, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97695-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:37
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Conflict Prevention and Peace Building, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97626-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:36
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - World Urban Forum, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97622-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:03
1. BackgroundUN-Habitat is the United Nations Programme for sustainable urbanisation and the focal point for local authorities in the UN system. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN- Habitat was established in 1978. Working in all areas of sustainable cities, from... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:03
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Projections show that urbanization, the gradual shift in residence of the human population from rural to urban areas, combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050, with close to 90% of this increase taking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:17
We often get asked questions from urban planners, policymakers, and real estate professionals asking how they should prepare for the future of mobility, today. Some are architects and developers wanting to know how their buildings and planned communities should be designed in a shared automated future. Some are planners and policymakers wanting to know if and how their zoning and building codes... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:04
Kaiser Permanente is pledging $200 million toward fighting homelessness and building more low-cost housing in eight states, plus D.C. Housing is healthcare. That’s a common refrain among leaders working on public health issues that range from substance abuse to food insecurity. Fighting poverty and homelessness, and treating the many negative health outcomes associated with living outside... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:02
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, guided by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, today signed a Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), which demonstrates their joint commitment to cooperate in helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:53
Cities are at the heart of modern living. It is estimated that by 2050 more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, suggesting an unprecedented wave of urban growth. Smart and green cities hold the key to a sustainable and low-carbon future. With modern technology, energy-neutral buildings are possible. These buildings are better for our planet, reduce the global water... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:28
Themed "Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration", the 6th World Cities Summit in 2018 will explore how cities can be more liveable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders with other cities. Through shared vision and active engagement, the public... Read more

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