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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:01
The World Urban Forum, which is convened by UN-Habitat, is the world’s most important conference on cities. As a non-legislative forum open to all, it provides the opportunity for thousands of participants involved in all aspects of urbanization to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed. Participants include national, regional and local government, NGOs... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 23:01
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Workshop 8th – 12th April 2019, Naivasha, Kenya Introduction: Communities need access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene. Effective intervention can reduce the spread of disease, alleviate suffering and ultimately save lives. When local emergency response workers understand how to apply basic Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 15:01
INTRODUCTION GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. This training will present a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) integrated with Monitoring and Evaluation. The five days training is aimed at helping development partners to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:53
As cities look to plan for rapid population expansion, and to make the most out of their infrastructure, one of the first places they might focus on is parking. An increasing number of cities have started to eliminate minimum parking requirements for developers, aiming to increase walkability and decrease car dependency. This trend brings to light the problems with existing infrastructure. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:46
Think of the biggest cities in the world. The megacities. True giants with populations of over 10 million people. Tokyo will, of course, be on your list. So too Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, New York, Cairo. Possibly Lagos, Jakarta and Chongqing if you pride yourself on keeping your geography general knowledge up to date. But Chengdu? Hyderabad? Luanda? They are among 10 cities that the UN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:12
Rapid urban population growth is driving many cities around the world to reduce their carbon footprints. In Canada, two major policy agendas are designed to achieve this: boosting urban density and promoting low-carbon transportation such as electric vehicles (EVs). Despite their overlap, these goals are often pursued separately through disjointed planning strategies. In time, ad-hoc policies... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:58
INTRODUCTION Participants will learn how to correctly manage and control the end-to-end project procurement framework and contract life cycle, as well as effective strategies to successfully handle suppliers and vendors. During the course, participants will master the step-by-step process for converting needs into outsourced goods and services. They will gain knowledge on how to develop... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:42
While urban infrastructure development and population dynamics continue to be major drivers of urbanisation, cities need to transform to achieve the ambitious goals of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). People’s health and wellbeing are at the heart of any urbanization process and calls for innovative, integrative and intelligent transformations in all... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:43
The Divided City is set in an opportune moment to assess how cities in India fare up to the challenge of inclusive urbanization. Each of the chapters inspects this question from multiple dimensions supported by empirical evidence. The research underscores how and where the urban pathway departs from the goal of inclusion, through several fissures, including but not limited to: (1) spatial and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:30
If you live in just about any North American city, you can whip out your smartphone and hail a ride whenever you want. In San Francisco, ride-hailing has been available since Uber launched in 2010, and breakneck expansion over the next five years brought the company and its competitors to cities as small as Easton, Pennsylvania. Places like Austin, Texas, might have temporarily booted Uber and... Read more