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[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:53
Conference Information Physical, social, economic, political and cultural development in current century, growing urbanization trend, and globalization and its consequences triggered rapid changes in the process of urban development and urbanization and created increasing numerous challenges facing urban management around the world. Today, cities are known as important centers for creativity and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
The fourth annual Smart Urban Futures Conference on liveable, walkable, sustainable communities, will feature one of the most exciting line-ups of speakers yet. Heading the list is Brent Toderian, Principal of TODERIAN Urban WORKS and founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism.  One of the World’s leading urban planners, Brent was Chief Planner of Vancouver from 2006-2012. He now... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
Four years after the publication of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package (2013) and related SUMP Guidelines (2014), there is now a large and expanding network of cities committed to preparing and implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. This includes cities and institutions involved in various EU projects and initiatives, designed to drive forward mobility planning research,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:28
Our cities and communities are changing at an unprecedented pace and scale. The UK Department for International Trade reported that by 2050 the number of people living in urban environments will have grown to around 7 billion. Alongside increased pressures on housing and transport there are strains on health services further compounded by complexities relating to public health and ageing... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:17
Nairobi, 14 February 2017 – The Executive Director of UN-Habitat has issued a statement confirming that the majority of Governing Council members have agreed that the twenty-sixth Governing Council will be celebrated in Nairobi from 8 to 12 May 2017 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi. Details and formal communications will follow. The biennial meeting of the organization’s member... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:55
This event will try and address these questions and will include presentations on key issues, followed by a debate featuring EU institutions, city politicians and financial experts on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management. The Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 15:01
The URBACT programme has launched 5 December 2016 a Good Practice call for the ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ label which will be open until 31 March 2017.  Eligible beneficiaries for the call are all “cities” and “eligible beneficiaries” from EU 28 Member States, Norway and Switzerland. The call is open to all themes. On 30 January 2017 from 3.00 PM to 6.30 PM, the presentation event of the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:37
Rapid urbanisation is transforming our cities and communities Cities are the powerhouses of the world’s economy. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, business is taking full advantage of the opportunities this creates. But there are also challenges: How do businesses optimise their operations for each city? How does government shape cities & services to make... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:30
Out of control housing costs for both ownership and rental aren’t just a Greater Vancouver phenomenon. Many B.C. and Canadian communities are experiencing a worsening, wickedly complex housing crisis that has been decades in the making. Shelter insecurity has seeped into the middle and even upper-middle class, and across all age and cultural demographics. The wealth and social gap between renters... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:03
IGC Myanmar is hosting a workshop on 23 February to present the policy brief “Urban Myanmar” and to outline an agenda for urban research and policy issues in the country. The event, co-sponsored by the Myanmar Development Institute (MDI, a new government- affiliated think tank), will bring together researchers from IGC and local government stakeholders. The sessions will involve presentations of... Read more