Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:49
Current mediatised depictions of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ would have us place this phenomenon in a border fence, raft on the sea or at a makeshift camp. However, this is only the beginning of the story. Paradoxically, some people risk it all in treacherous journeys in search for a safe place to settle. For them and many others, the prospect of opportunities in education and employment or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:41
ne hundred U.S. cities have committed to 100 percent renewable energy (RE); some smaller cities have already achieved 100 percent. Renewables are growing in all 50 states. Most of these cities are overcoming opposition from powerful utilities; federal prioritizing of coal and nuclear; and objections that the sun does not always shine and wind does not always blow. These cities are winning the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:29
More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and the 300 largest metropolitan economies in the world account for nearly half of all global output. The concentration of economic growth and prosperity in large metro areas defines the modern global economy, creating both opportunities and challenges in an era in which national political, economic, and societal trends are... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:21
More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas and the 300 largest metropolitan economies in the world account for nearly half of all global output. The concentration of economic growth and prosperity in large metro areas defines the modern global economy, creating both opportunities and challenges in an era in which national political, economic, and societal trends are... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 18:19
We saw more than 350 experts attend our 2017 conference in London, with presentations from leading organisations such as; Google UK, MaaS Global, UITP, Transport Focus, Polis and many more. 2018 is set to continue this trend, with intensive research going into the biggest topics that are affecting the industry. Attending the Intelligent Transport Conference in 2018 gives you the opportunity to... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 18:16
The Center for Active Design is thrilled to announce the release of the Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces as a force for building trust and healing divisions in local communities. The Assembly Guidelines capture the culmination of four years of research and collaboration—with input from 200+ studies, 50+... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 18:13
Urbanists have a new playbook: The Assembly Civic Design Guidelines, a new set of recommendations for the public realm published by the Center for Active Design (CfAD)—a nonprofit that promotes design solutions for improving public health—and the Knight Foundation. The CfAD’s recommendations might seem like old hat: plant trees, improve public transit, build more bike lanes. However, the report... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 16:51
To address these challenges, the SDG Center for Africa (SDGC/A) and the SDSN are jointly publishing this first annual Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report that builds on and expands the global one. The report collects and synthesizes the most detailed, recent, available data on the SDGs from official and other verifiable sources to support national and regional discussions on where each country... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 16:25
The SDSN has prepared this 2018 U.S. Cities SDG Index to inform on the state of sustainable development in U.S. cities and to spur on local level action. The Index covers the 100 most populous city regions (Metropolitan Statistical Areas or MSA) within the U.S., which are home to 66% of the domestic population. It is a composite index comprised of 44 indicators, which cover the broad range of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 14:58
On Wednesday, New York City became the first city in the world to report to the United Nations on its progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The move is part of a larger trend of U.S. cities pursuing environmental progress amid inaction from the federal government, and of New York, in particular, taking an ambitious course on climate policy. The city pledged in 2014 to... Read more

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