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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:19
It is critical for African countries to strategically integrate and link urbanization to their national development priorities, plans and visions if urbanization is to contribute to structural transformation and economic development, says Ms. Edlam Yemeru, Chief of the Economic Commission for Africa's Urbanization Section. Speaking at a two-day Regional Meeting on the Harmonized Regional... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 - 16:23
London’s West End is a notoriously expensive place to set up offices, but it’s no longer the priciest. Hong Kong offices are now the world’s most expensive to rent, according to a report published this week by real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield. The Asian financial hub has replaced London to become the globe’s most expensive place for companies to house staff, for the first time... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 - 16:16
From 1900 to 2010, the amount of materials accumulated in buildings and infrastructure across the world increased 23-fold. We are depleting our resources at unprecedented rates. Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using materials from buildings and infrastructure in our cities. We have been working on identifying the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 - 15:16
The success of very large cities is well documented, as is the strife of small town America.Digging deeper however reveals an even more dynamic economic landscape at the local level. From this view, mid-sized cities emerge as those with the most potential to lead an inclusive economic future that bridges the urban-rural divide. In 2017, I led a team of researchers on a study (Local Economic... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 - 13:48
Facing the challenge of more sustainable urban environments, the density of the development is still a crucial and debated topic, for its controversial economic, social and environmental consequences. As a matter of fact, urban areas already host more than half of world population, having overcome this significant threshold since 2008 ( World Bank data ). With the actual trend of growth, this... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:21
~~Join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands for our 4th edition of the International course on Food Security in an Urbanising Society (10 – 21 September 2018). You will get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas. Will be able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 - 09:32
In order to be successful in any field, professionals must stay ahead of the curve—though in architecture nowadays, technology progresses so quickly that it’s difficult to be on the front lines. Virtual Reality can transport architects and their clients into unbuilt designs and foreign lands. Smart Cities implement a network of information and communication technologies to conserve resources and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:24
Games are often looked down upon by people desperately trying to appear grown-up – so any value they have beyond entertainment has historically been widely ignored. But this attitude is, gradually, changing – and one can see why. The technology behind games has now developed to a point of almost visual realism, and the once simple models that your old, coal-powered PC could barely handle now look... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:00
Three new mobility services can improve the movement of urban inhabitants, according to research conducted by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, an initiative to support decision makers in ensuring that city action is linked to broader economic planning. According to the study, integrating electric, on-demand minibuses, subsidised shared rides, and trip-planning and ticketing apps into the mass... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:47
Stockholm-The world is becoming increasingly urbanized, as more people are choosing to live in towns and cities than ever before. The trouble is, most urban areas are unprepared to manage the influx. Cities around the world face a looming investment crisis that makes them less livable than they should be. The maintenance of vital social and economic infrastructure, not to mention development... Read more