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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:44
Kenyans have been urged to embrace non-motorised traffic (NMT) as a way of reducing congestion in cities and promoting a healthy population. These include bicycles and walking. Speaking after an event in Nairobi Monday to highlight the importance of safe riding, UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif said many city dwellers waste valuable time and energy stuck in traffic jams.
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019 - 08:29
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[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 14:18
We tend to think about the Middle Ages or Ancient Egypt as regrettable because of their high levels of inequality. Economic inequality, however, is at an all-time high. Moreover, it is still growing. In fact, although currently, global inequalities dwarf local inequalities, long-standing trends reveal that domestic inequalities will outgrow global inequalities.  So the sort of inequalities we now... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:39
With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests. “How we manage forests will determine how we meet this demand,” said Manoel Sobral Filho, Director of the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:39
The National Youth Congress (NYC2018) will be hosted in Kampala at Ndejje University 25-27 July, 2018 focusing on the role of youth in advocating for good governance that leads to the implementation  of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) and the National Green Growth Development Agenda (NGGDA).  The National Youth Congress (NYC) is an initiative of TEENS Uganda working with a consortium of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 16:19
Conflict and civilisational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water. The comprehensive annual study warns of conflict and civilisational... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:27
Thanks to drastic increases in crop yields and the falling need for manual farm labor, a mass migration towards cities started in the years following the Industrial Revolution. This phenomenon first originated in developed economies as people moved to work in factories that produced consumer goods at a scale never before seen. Then in the 1950s, developing economies started to follow suit.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:15
Over the last year or so there have been several notable news stories about water shortages. The most severe is the situation in Cape Town, which has been living with the prospect of ‘day zero’, when the taps run dry. Nairobi is another African city under pressure, holding out for a decent rainy season to top up the falling water levels at the dams that supply the city. Last year California... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:35
Our societies and our environment are undergoing change at a pace and on a scale never before seen in human history. With over 80% of global trade and some nine billion tonnes of goods passing through them, port cities are set to be at the crossroads of traffic in goods, data and people for some time to come. The challenges facing those looking to shape the port cities of the future are... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:21
TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods... Read more

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