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The Impact of Smart Cities
Published on 20 Jun 2017

Filmed June 7, 2017, at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore.
What realistically could be the impact of the smart city concept on land use and real estate development? How will “smart” affect the way the real estate industry operates, competes, and ultimately creates value for society?
Speakers:
* Trevor Vivian of Benoy
* Dr. Cheong Koon Hean of the Singapore Housing and Development Board
* Sean Chiao of AECOM
* Wong Heang Fine of Surbana Jurong

Source: Youtube

This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat.  

The Patterns of Urbanization Around the World [The Age of Sustainable Development]

Week 11, Lecture 1 for the online course "The Age of Sustainable Development", taught by Jeffrey Sachs. All rights belong to Coursera and Columbia University. For educational purposes only. Happy learning!

Source: Youtube

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The perfect storm for the Automotive Industry

The global trends of urbanization, climate change and digitalization are challenging the automotive industry. Atos believes that this will lead to a customer service centric business model. Mobility in this new world will be shared and autonomous.

Source: youtube.com

The Quito Papers "Towards an Open City"
Published on 14 Feb 2017

Urbanization in Africa is progressing rapidly. The continent’s rate of urbanization soared from 15 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2010, and is projected to reach 60 percent in 2050. It is expected that urban populations in Africa will triple in the next 50 years, transforming the profile of the region, and challenging policy makers to harness the urbanization phenomenon for sustainable and inclusive growth and development.

There is now a growing appreciation that it is impossible to deal with Africa’s growth and poverty challenges without managing urbanization. Inspired by the strategy document “Optimizing the Urban Advantage”, which emerged from the fourth edition of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD4) in 2012, and guided by the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the Africa Urban Agenda Programme (AUA) aims to raise the profile of urbanization as a force for the structural transformation of Africa.

Source: Youtube

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The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda a discussion on frontier issues in urbanisation

The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda a discussion on frontier issues in urbanisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNtuGsfjL4U

Source: Youtube

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The Role Of Urban Law In The New Urban Agenda

Published on 6 Jun 2017

The lecture emerges from the pertinent and yet often ignored role of law in the city. It takes an interdisciplinary approach which seeks to understand the positive and negative spatial ramifications of law in the way we inhabit, appropriate, and participate in the city, its spaces, its governance, and its processes. It uses examples to demonstrate how government can enact the vision of the New Urban Agenda through legislative change, but also how inhabitants themselves can use the law to make and shape their own lives in the city.

Find all seasons of the Global Urban Lectures at unhabitat.org/urbanlectures

Source: Youtube

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Transformers Cities

Transformers Cities: Business leaders, experts on the future of mobility

Raj Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer at Lyft, Jessica Robinson, Director of City Solutions at Ford Smart Mobility and Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, discuss the future of mobility and how transportation technology can adapt to the needs of growing cities.

Source: Washington Post

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Transforming cities with technology | The Economist

Urbanisation is a global trend – with distinct opportunities or complex challenges, depending on where in the world it is taking place.

Every day across the world, economic, climatic, and political factors force migration from traditional rural dwellings to makeshift urban neighborhoods.

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Urbanisation is happening faster than at any time in human history.

In this video, the Economist shows how city leaders, businesses, and even citizens, are taking new approaches to tackling these old problems. They’re transforming their cities with technology.

Source: The Economist

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Transforming Research into Practices and Policies

Urban Transformations held a side event at the recent Habitat III event in Quito, Ecuador, ‘Transforming research into practices and policies – dialogues on implementation and evaluation of the New Urban Agenda‘. The discussions brought together local governments, community activists and academics from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom to explore how comparative research can contribute to the realisation of the New Urban Agenda and the ways that learning can be effectively streamlined into decision making processes.

The speakers included a number of researchers involved in various Urban Transformations projects, including Vanesa Castán BrotoSophie Hadfield-HillRamin Keivani and Cathy McIlwaine, as well as Beth Chitekwe-Biti (Slum Dwellers International), Cllr Parks Tau (Former Mayor of Johannesburg and now President of the United Cities and Local Governments) and Gabrielle Guimarães (Senior Adviser for Multilateral Cooperation at Rio de Janeiro City Hall). Among other conclusions, the participants highlighted the need for researchers to effectively bridge different institutional contexts to shape urban policy effectively, and the value of knowledge networks and partnerships in achieving this. Furthermore, given the uncertainty of urban futures, they also emphasised the need for adaptive and real-time policy processes alongside longer term visions and strategies.

Source: urbantransformations

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UN Habitat 26th Governing Council - Opening Ceremony - English Language

Streamed live on 8th May 2017.

Source: Youtube

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