Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:34
Closing date: Thursday, 26 July 2018 Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3 Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: CAIRO Posting Period: 12 June 2018-26 July 2018 Job Opening number: 18-HUM-UNHABITAT-96745-R-CAIRO (X) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:29
Social Development Planner Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 25 June 2018 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 14 June 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Social Development Planner Consultant DURATION 10 months CLOSING DATE: 25 June 2018 Background UN-Habitat, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is the agency for human settlements in the United... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:10
Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri said that Smart City Centres are helping in improved and efficient delivery of services that are provided by the government, while speaking at a consultative committee meeting in Surat, Gujrat. In an official press release, the Ministry stated that the Smart City Centre project that was launched on 25 June 2015 is a component of the ... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:59
Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) has been appointed by the UN Habitat to host the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) in Mumbai. This event is also part sponsored by the Swedish Institute, post the Stockholm Gender Equality Forum. It is in partnership with Developmatrix, The Urban Vision, Tata Capital, ISDI, The US Consulate Mumbai and BMW Foundation. This event is in 2 parts -21 June - Open to public... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:29
With over 22 million refugees around the world, displaced on average for over 10 years, policymakers are looking for more sustainable solutions to refugee crises.[1] One promising approach is to expand economic opportunities for refugees in developing countries, which host 85 percent of the world’s refugees.[2] In recent years, governments, donors, and private sector actors have been finding... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:16
SMART CITIES have the power to transform the world around us, making these urban areas a melting pot of culture, community, and business, all powered by technology. Truth be told, many people think a smart city is a data challenge. But it’s not. It’s also an innovation challenge. “Innovation will be key for Singapore’s Smart Nation success but data alone will not be sufficient to realize this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:48
What should a “green” city look like? Should it resemble Copenhagen, with its high rates of bicycle commuting and recycling? What about Curitiba, the capital of Brazil’s Paraná state, with its pedestrian-centred planning? Or perhaps Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, which is powered entirely by renewable energy? With more than 50% of the world’s population now living in urban areas – a share that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:32
There are currently 2.53 billion smartphone users in the world. Many of these electronic goods will get disposed quickly because first-time smartphone purchasers will upgrade to a new device within a year. This increase in technology being used and produced presents a huge challenge for mankind and the environment – managing electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) waste, or e-waste. E-waste is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:22
PAKISTAN has been struggling to meet its fast-growing demand for transport and provide quality transportation to a rapidly urbanising population. Standing at around 208 million, the nation is already the sixth most populous in the world with a 2.4 per cent growth rate. The Planning Commission has estimated that Pakistan’s population travels nearly 400 billion passenger-kilometres (pkm) each year... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 09:16
City living is often glamorized across the media, characterized by prosperity and cosmopolitan sophistication. But the truth is that rapid urbanization, particularly in Africa and Asia, is adversely affecting diets and food systems, which is leading to health, social, and economic inequality and environmental degradation. As we write this article, we reflect on a significant demographic... Read more