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[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:13
According to Eurostat, 72 % of the European population currently lives in cities and metropolitan areas. It is foreseen that, by the year 2050, this figure will reach 80 %. The European Union is fully aware of the role of cities as motors of socioeconomic progress, with a growing focus of Cohesion Policy on urban issues. However, while there has been no shortage of new policies, cities are often... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:57
DATE AND TIME Thu, March 16, 2017 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT LOCATION Ford Foundation 1440 Broadway Avenue New York, NY 10018 United States DESCRIPTION In order to respond to the fundamental challenges that threaten the sustainability and prosperity of nations and its cities, the international community has renewed its efforts to shape global policies and practices that are crucial for the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:15
DESCRIPTION The side event will discuss the bridge between relevant elements of the Beijing Platform for Action, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5 and 11 and the New Urban Agenda to implement women’s and young girl’s economic empowerment in an urbanizing world. The Discussion will revolve around: Harnessing and strengthening the inclusion of women’s varied work in urban economies in... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:14
A rapidly expanding transit network runs through green, dense neighborhoods full of historic homes and local businesses. A thriving startup economy sparks innovation in tech and civic spaces. Surrounding it all, Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges provide a constant bridge to the natural world. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are creating the next frontier of urbanist... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:53
Conference Information Physical, social, economic, political and cultural development in current century, growing urbanization trend, and globalization and its consequences triggered rapid changes in the process of urban development and urbanization and created increasing numerous challenges facing urban management around the world. Today, cities are known as important centers for creativity and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
The fourth annual Smart Urban Futures Conference on liveable, walkable, sustainable communities, will feature one of the most exciting line-ups of speakers yet. Heading the list is Brent Toderian, Principal of TODERIAN Urban WORKS and founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism.  One of the World’s leading urban planners, Brent was Chief Planner of Vancouver from 2006-2012. He now... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
Four years after the publication of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package (2013) and related SUMP Guidelines (2014), there is now a large and expanding network of cities committed to preparing and implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. This includes cities and institutions involved in various EU projects and initiatives, designed to drive forward mobility planning research,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:28
Our cities and communities are changing at an unprecedented pace and scale. The UK Department for International Trade reported that by 2050 the number of people living in urban environments will have grown to around 7 billion. Alongside increased pressures on housing and transport there are strains on health services further compounded by complexities relating to public health and ageing... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:17
Nairobi, 14 February 2017 – The Executive Director of UN-Habitat has issued a statement confirming that the majority of Governing Council members have agreed that the twenty-sixth Governing Council will be celebrated in Nairobi from 8 to 12 May 2017 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi. Details and formal communications will follow. The biennial meeting of the organization’s member... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:55
This event will try and address these questions and will include presentations on key issues, followed by a debate featuring EU institutions, city politicians and financial experts on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management. The Urban Intergroup and the Long-Term Investment... Read more

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