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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 00:16
Over 79 million people are currently forcibly displaced within their own country or across international borders as a result of conflict or natural disaster. As Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, explained in 2020, “resolving forced displacement is not only a moral or humanitarian imperative, but also deals with issues at the heart of the [Security] Council’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 00:08
The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that human existence is fragile and perilous. However, if we do not take action now against climate change, the damage could be even greater and more lasting than the effects of the pandemic. Decisions made now are crucial in shaping the future of people and the planet. We must not go back to the old normal; it’s imperative to build back better through sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 3, 2021 - 01:00
The U.N. chief called the findings ‘a code red for humanity’ with worse climate impacts to come unless greenhouse gas pollution falls dramatically More than three decades ago, a collection of scientists assembled by the United Nations first warned that humans were fueling a dangerous greenhouse effect and that if the world did not act collectively and deliberately to slow Earth’s warming, there... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 3, 2021 - 00:47
COVID-19 has hit cities hard, with 90% of infections reported in urban areas.[1] That impact will have a range of repercussions as cities aim to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 11, which calls for urban areas that are inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Now more than ever, cities will need to turn to advanced technologies that can help them not only face down a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 3, 2021 - 00:41
Today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, it will be around 70%, according to United Nations (UN) estimates. How can we supply this growing urban population with food in the long term? This issue poses enormous challenges for people, especially in cities in the Global South. Healthy, affordable and sustainable food systems are necessary for people to feed... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:55
Website World Cities Day Description The purpose of Word Cities Day is to attract the international community’s attention to urbanization as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges towards sustainable urban development. The Global Observance of World Cities Day on every 31 of October, is hosted by a different... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:42
Website 9th Africities Summit Location Kisumu, Kenya Description Theme: The role of Africa's intermediary cities in the implementation of the UN's Agenda 2030 and the African Union's Agenda 2063
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:37
Website IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition - Water for smart liveable cities Venue Copenhagen, Denmark Description Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:32
The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will highlight a state of informed preparedness that provides us with the opportunity to anticipate change, correct the course of action if necessary, and become more knowledgeable on the different possibilities that the future of cities offers. It also illuminates the ways that policy, strategies and actions can promote... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:02
What is a smart city? The answer depends on who you ask. Solutions providers will tell you it’s smart parking, smart lighting or anything to do with technology. City officials may say it’s about conducting city business online, such as searching records or applying for permits. City residents may tell you it’s the ease of getting around, or about crime reduction. Everyone is right. A smart city,... Read more