Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 15:52
Recently we have seen how changing demographic trends, a rise in inequality and populism, increasing consequences of climate change, concerns over structural safety, are changing the political, social, infrastructural and environmental landscapes, including housing. Housing and how (and, indeed, where) we live will be a decisive factor in the shaping of our future(s), and so remains fundamental.... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:21
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT    Issued on: 05/12/2018     ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, City Planning, Extension and Design DUTY STATION Nairobi/ Kenya   FUNCTIONAL TITLE Public Space Designer and Urban Planner Urban Planner CONTRACT TYPE Consultant     POST DURATION   12 months, Start Date 05 February 2019   CLOSING DATE   12/12/2018   BACKGROUND The United... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:20
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                        Issue Date: 12 December 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Urban Planning Officer DURATION: 12 months START DATE 1 January 2019  ... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:19
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT          Issue Date: 14 November 2018 ORGANISATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi, Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Associate Expert, Consultant DURATION 1 Year CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2018     ORGANISATIONAL SETTING UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:50
Whether you live in a town with a single main street or a megacity, the trees and green space in your larger neighborhood are key to the economic, human and environmental health of you and your community. The presence, or absence, of a thriving urban forest has a direct impact on our individual and collective quality of life in more ways that most people ever realize. In order to ensure our urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:47
Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of sustainable development. On the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (a shared global roadmap for ending poverty, protecting the planet and fostering equitable economic growth), Goal 11 is to make “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:44
For cities, compact's biggest breakthrough is that public services should not discriminate based on whether someone has migrated legally or illegally WASHINGTON - Cities say they will gain new recognition for their role in planning for and responding to influxes of migrants when countries adopt a major migration agreement next week. Talks lasting a year and a half are set to conclude when... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:40
“What happens if the water temperature rises by a few degrees?” is the 2018 International Year of the Reef leading question. While the ocean is the focus, urbanisation is the main reason for the rising temperatures and water pollution. Yet it receives little attention in this discussion. In turn, rising temperatures increase downpours and urban floods, adding to the pressures on urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:36
Global tech players such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – the so-called Big 4, or GAFA – Airbnb and Tesla are redefining work, mobility, leisure and the everyday of how we live. Our cities are increasingly being used as laboratories for countless innovations. Cities are expected to be home to nearly 70% of the world’s population by 2050, with 95% of urban population growth taking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:11
Leading scientists from the IPCC recognize the impact and importance of mayors and local leaders  in tackling climate change, and make science accessible for Urban Policymakers to take action locally.  18 IPCC lead authors from the 5 chapters of the 1.5°C Special Report summarize key information for cities, with help from city practitioners and NGOs.  Katowice, Poland, 10 December 2018 – The... Read more

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