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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:46
The architecture of all Africities Summits aims to address major questions based on the construction of the 2063 Vision of Africa with debate proposed by the African Union Commission. From November 20 -24, 2018, the Africities 8 Summit will be hosted in Marrakech, with over 5000 participants. The latter will represent all the stakeholders of African local life as well as their partners from other... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 16:03
We all want to create liveable cities in which people thrive and prosper, but how to make that ideal come true? The Liveable City’s opening seminar focuses on the political process of moving from vision to action, bringing in experiences from recent years where Danish cities as well as cities around the world have undergone a remarkable transformation. Here, examples of successful project... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 15:53
In the framework of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on behalf of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are jointly organizing the Transport Day 2018 “Urban mobility solutions to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 - 15:25
Passenger numbers in public transport are in decline, and private car use has become embedded in our culture over the past few decades as the go-to mode of getting from A to B. This has contributed to congestion, poor air quality and increasing carbon emissions in our urban centres. Reducing traffic on our roads and encouraging citizens to use cleaner transport options is increasingly important... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 13:19
For the seventh time, the Smart City Expo, the leading specialist trade show for the issues of energy and sustainability, mobility and transport, urban planning and safety will take place in the Gran Via Exhibition Centre. Since 2011, experts from city administration, companies, start-ups, research centres and action groups have been meeting at the trade show to present, to learn, to share, to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 - 13:12
Following the success of the first EUROCITIES Mayors Summit in 2017, we are organising a second in Brussels from 20-21 March 2019 to discuss critical European issues including citizen engagement. The second Mayors Summit will bring together local, national and European leaders to discuss the role of cities in the future of Europe, with a special focus on citizen engagement and young people. Also... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 16:28
Barcelona Resilience Week is a common space bringing together all partners and stakeholders working on resilience with a strong focus on how to advance awareness and knowledge to action.  Drawing on the parallel events taking place in Barcelona that same week (Smart City Expo World Congress, C40 Regional Meeting, among others) Barcelona Resilience Week will showcase a wide array of activities and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:22
World Cities Day 31 October 2018 Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND WCD in Liverpool World Cities Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 15:40
Promoting Sustainable Solid Waste Management October 1, 2018UNON complex, Gigiri Creative initiatives to turn environmental waste into objects of art and fashion are gaining global recognition due to increasing awareness of the need to eliminate use of products made from plastic and other non - bio degradable materials that have a negative long-term impact on the environment. Companies, brands,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 15:11
As we reflect on the state of our cities and other human settlements this Urban October, UN-Habitat isinviting colleagues within Gigiri to engage with this advocacy month through various platforms.World Habitat Day marks the beginning of Urban October on 1 October 2018. This year’s theme is takingaction to address the municipal solid waste management challenge through the slogan “Waste wise... Read more

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