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[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:08
What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between 'us and them'?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? Will there even be bird song? CitiesAlive® provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together design... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:01
Currently, Africa is the least urbanised region of the world, with only about 40% of the people in urban settlements. It is, however, considered to be the continent with the fastest rate of urbanisation and last frontier of development. In the next few decades, the population of the African continent is expected to grow to 2.4 billion people, with most of the population increase expected to occur... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:57
The first Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning: “Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories” is organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of the Government of Japan, the City of Fukuoka and Seinan Gakuin University. This inaugural event for the ... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:50
INTA will hold a workshop at the Innovative City Forum 2018, on the theme "Why urban and rural territories need solidarity?". The Forum will take place from June 26 to 27, 2018, in Nice, and the workshop on June 27, from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Picasso Room. Metropolitan territories are economically powerful territories with a supranational dimension, but they should not exclude medium-sized towns... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:44
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES-AS) Program are hosting a conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South on 3-4 July 2018 at the Balsillie School in Waterloo, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, the BSIA, WLU and the IDRC.The primary objective of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:37
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are pleased to invite you to an event entitled: The Role of Information Technology: Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development. This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:44
BOSTON – Ever since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But with rates of urbanization growing exponentially around the world , the need for greener cities has never been more urgent. Fortunately, innovation and technology can help strike this long-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:36
Researchers have taken a look at the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities in a large study of the world's urban areas. A study on the findings, led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, was published in Environmental Research Letters. The team looked at the carbon emissions of each city, and then ranked them in order. A city in this study was defined as being a “contiguous densely... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:01
As technology changes the way people live and work, cities are undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Those that have the infrastructure and strategy to manage this rapid technological shift are set to become the most competitive. Globally, city economies in India, Vietnam and China have the strongest short-term momentum. The pace and scale of change in these markets is extraordinary,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:54
With its futuristic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands and opulent hotels, it’s unsurprising that Dubai has been named a Unesco Creative City of Design. Skyscraper buildings on waterfront. Image by ©Andrew Mongomery/Lonely Planet It’s become the first city in the Middle East to receive the designation from the UN’s cultural wing. The title is designed to celebrate cities that use innovation to... Read more