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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:53
NAIROBI, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Xuzhou City was among five winners of the 2018 UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Scroll of Honor that were feted on Monday for advancing urban renewal. The city, which is in east China's Jiangsu province, scooped the prestigious award for promoting holistic and broad-based approaches to ecological restoration through intelligent solid-waste management.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:41
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday led the world in marking the World Habitat Day at the United Nations-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi. Uhuru presided over a gathering of delegates from across the world, which Kenya co-hosted with Indonesia. The President started the meeting by pledging solidarity with Indonesia, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. “Our thoughts and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 16:34
I am excited to observe together with you, my first World Habitat Day as UN-Habitat’s Executive Director. I would like to encourage each one of you to be actively involved in this unique day to make it a resounding success. World Habitat Day provides us a unique opportunity to focus international attention on key issues surrounding sustainable urbanization, human settlements and improving urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 14:48
Finalists for the fourth Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation have been revealed. The Guangzhou Award shortlist, announced at the workshop on Urban Innovation for the Local Implementation of Global Agendas in Indonesia, showcases 15 cities that stand to win awards for innovation after applications ended in August earlier this year. Initiatives under consideration include efforts to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 16:13
Cars, vans, trucks, and buses are legally driving themselves on city streets and highways. Over 50 companies now have licenses for autonomous vehicles (AV) in California. Some have drivers behind the wheel, ready to take over. Overs have no steering wheel and no brake pedals. I see them daily here in Silicon Valley, home to Uber, Lyft, Waymo, and advanced research centers for every major... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:13
The rise in rubbish will outstrip population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tons by 2050 TEPIC, Mexico - Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday, with South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish. Countries could reap economic and environmental benefits by better collecting, recycling... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:42
Cities are developing their own solutions to help fast-growing migrant and refugee populations in urban areas. Cities expert Robert Muggah describes the swell of initiatives by urban leaders and what it will take to overcome the barriers ahead. MOST REFUGEES AND internally displaced people live in cities. Yet urban leaders are regularly excluded from international discussions about refugee... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:09
By 2050, the UN (United Nations) estimates 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, meaning an additional 2.5 billion people will rely on the infrastructure of the world’s largest cities. But roads, bridges, and electrical grids aren’t the only types of infrastructure we need in order to accommodate the influx of people living in our cities. Ensuring citizens can connect with one... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:53
At the moment cities typically designate a single purpose for a piece of land SEATTLE - Cities will have to embrace "agility" to adapt land use to the flexible needs that new technological innovations will require, the World Economic Forum said in a report released on Wednesday. At the moment cities typically designate a single purpose for a piece of land - such as a public road or a lot for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:46
“Peoria should be proud today. We’re standing on a piece of property that was vacant for a lot of years, and we’re seeing crops grow… and we’re talking about them growing from stormwater.” Everyone gathered at today’s Well Farm at Voris Field Ribbon Cutting ceremony knows the stakes. Peoria is one of nearly 800 U.S. cities whose infrastructure spills raw sewage to its waterways and must yield to... Read more

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