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[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:51
The idea of smart cities is not new. The accelerated development of technology, globalization and the concern for sustainable development has in recent years contributed to the emergence of many of these smart cities around the world (e.g. Singapore, Barcelona, Oslo, London). As we can see these are mostly large metropolitan cities that have employed different solutions and technologies to become... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 15:50
With urbanization continuing at pace and a globalizing economy, metropolitan areas are morphing into megacities. How does scale become power and define new global roles for megacities? What can urban planning and development strategies do to promote liveability, well-being, sustainability, innovation and responsive governance for their dwellers? Come to Jakarta, one of the largest and fastest... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:30
Recognizing the importance of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to drive economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment, and which encompasses the widely familiar 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries established a new platform--the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development(HLPF)--to boost efforts to achieve the goals. The HLPF meets... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 09:27
The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is the largest and most diverse multi-stakeholder urban forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1993, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has gathered urban stakeholders, engaged policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, NGOs and the private sector to debate and promote innovative solutions to the region’s most critical urban development... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:24
Over the past decade, robust economic growth and capital influx have been powering the Southeast Asia real estate market; urban construction becomes an important mission for the most of countries in Southeast Asia. In recent years, more and more mixed use projects are being developed in cities of Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia etc. Among these cities, the rapid growth of Kuala... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:13
  CITIES ARE BOOMING. THE CHALLENGES ARE GREAT. Traffic collapse, parking lot emergency and fine dust alarm. Intelligent use of energy. Secure data for citizens and administration. More voice and transparency in decisions. Designing the city of tomorrow to be liveable and sustainable. Decision-makers, concepts and solutions are in demand. And geodata: Because without precise data on time and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:31
September 23-24, 2019Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition will be a platform for participants to gather and discuss on frameworks and strategies that help redesign businesses and cities as part of the USD 23 Trillion digital market, as well as to measure smart city and urban planning interrelation and identify the meeting points among them. This is an unparalleled... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 - 11:20
  The United Nations Civil Society Conference* is the premier event in the civil society calendar at the United Nations. It typically attracts more than 3,000 participants representing over 700 civil society organizations from over 100 countries. Each Conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum also brings together... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:08
C40 World Mayors Summit The C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen will build a global coalition of leading cities, businesses and citizens that rallies around the radical and ambitious climate action our planet needs. The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:05
Date/TimeDate(s) - 18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019All Day   Event Title UCLG World Congress Event Type   Organization(s) hosting UCLG Start and end date 11-15th November Venue   City, Country Durban Summary of event Contacts   Source: UN-Habitat This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by... Read more