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Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:36
The United States has posted more than 100 consecutive months of net job gains since the economic recovery began in 2010, making this the longest expansion in seven decades. Yet, for many, wage growth has lagged, leaving many families economically insecure. Meanwhile, job and economic growth continue to accrue in select corners of the nation, leading to disparate economic and social outcomes... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:39
This book features a comprehensive foresight assessment, exploring the pressures — threats as well as opportunities — on the global agriculture & food systems between now and 2050. The overarching aim is to help readers understand the context, by analyzing global trends and anticipating change for better planning and constructing pathways from the present to the future by focusing on the... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:29
Cities have emerged as major players on the international scene in recent years. Yet, their ambition to project themselves internationally and to influence global agendas is not a new phenomenon. Cities have operated through organised networks for decades. The first international organisation of cities was the International Union of Local Authorities, created in 1913. Towards the end of the past... Read more
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:18
UN-Habitat support to the human settlements sector in the Malawi will address three complementary strategic pillars, critical for sustainable urbanization and urban poverty reduction: advocacy for sustainable urban development, shelter and basic services, and enhanced capacity to manage urbanization.This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 - 14:34
The Housing Profile of Cuba is a unique report that reveals the structure and functioning of the housing sector in Cuba. The report is an excellent source to understand the evolution and ongoing transformation taking place in the housing sector in contemporary Cuba. The making of the report brought together key Cuban experts who prepared advanced chapters depicting the analysis of the... Read more
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 - 14:29
Access to water is a human right: it is vital for the dignity of each and every individual. The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report focuses on the theme of “Leaving No One Behind”. It argues that fulfilling the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for all can also significantly contribute to the achievement of the broad set of goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable... Read more
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:03
In many developing and emerging economies like India, China, and Pakistan, air pollution is a rapidly escalating issue. By 2030, more than 50% of India’s population1 is expected to live in urban areas with the highest population density being in the National Capital Region of Delhi. This rapid urbanisation is forcing people to create homes where there were none before and has, in part, led to an... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 16:15
Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN) has released a new publication with data on forced evictions collected by HLRN’s National Eviction and Displacement Observatory. Forced Evictions in India in 2018: An Unabating National Crisis reveals that government authorities, in both the central and state spheres, forcefully evicted, at a minimum, 202,233 people across urban and rural India... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:14
Future climate projections indicate that, in addition to other impacts, there could be a decrease in food security from a global level to the local level, especially among developing countries. In Africa agriculture accounts for 65 percent of the employment and 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), but poverty remains high in rural areas where most of the population depends on... Read more
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 - 13:54
The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference (co-sponsored by Cities Alliance, C-40, Future Earth, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability, SDSN, UCLG, UN-Habitat, UNEnvironment and WCRP) took place in Edmonton, Canada in March 2018. It brought together practitioners, policy makers and scientists to develop a global research agenda for “advancing the science we need for the cities we want... Read more