Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:49
Open spaces in urban areas are fast shrinking so much so that a large section of the public do not have access to such spaces. In Kathmandu and Lalitpur, only 0.48 per cent and 0.06 per cent of areas can be categorised as open spaces respectively, according to government statistics.  The situation is similar in Tarai municipalities. According to National Urban Development Strategy published by... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:39
After ignoring Bengaluru city in the first two years of its term and facing criticism for doing so,  Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's government went into overdrive on matters concerning it. But all it managed over the next two years is a series of missteps -whether it was the badly planned Akrama-Sakrama scheme or the plan to divide the city into five corporations, or the idea of common zoning... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:48
Closing date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 Reference Number: 170977 : Department: South Asia Department Division: Urban Development and Water Division, SARD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 Closing Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) 1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC: 'Septage and fecal sludge management in South Asian... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:47
Topis: Urban transport planning and management; Urban strategies; Public transport systems; Environmental impact; Economic and social impact; Safety and security; Travel behaviour studies; Traffic control; Transportation modelling and simulation; Infrastructure development; Intelligent and advanced transport systems; Transportation integration; City logistics; Inter-modal transport systems; Mass... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:45
Closing date: Thursday, 14 December 2017 UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:24
Join Dreamit Ventures and AgTech X for networking and discussion with the visionaries who are reimagining urban rooftops for a more sustainable future. We’re bringing together builders, urban farmers, and policy experts to explore the state of green roof technology. Advances in green roof technology has proven to lower energy costs and to reduce carbon emissions. Cities around the world are... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:03
Making India's cities free of slums has been a promise successive governments have made. The UPA had launched the Rajiv Awas Yojana in 2009, vowing to get rid of the urban ‘eyesores’ in five years. The NDA launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in 2015, subsuming the Rajiv Awas Yojana. The PMAY’s avowed mission is Housing for All. Its aim is to get rid of all slums by 2022 by providing houses to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 14:53
The ‘Efficient Urban LIght Vehicle’ (EU-LIVE) European consortium brings together 12 partners from six countries, with Groupe PSA being the sole carmaker. Based on an architecture similar to a tricycle, the electrified light vehicle is adapted for urban and peri-urban trips with a zero-emission mode for city driving. This urban mobility project is funded by the European Commission (6.7 million... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 14:25
$1 billion sales in two minutes. More than 250,000 purchases every second. Singles’ Day, China’s annual retailing extravaganza, absolutely crushes Black Friday: E-commerce giant Alibaba raked in $17.8 billion in gross sales during last year’s event, more than double the combined total of $6.8 billion in sales during the United States’ 2016 holiday shopping kick-off. The shopping spree lasts only... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 13:32
Improved human well-being is one of the modern era’s greatest triumphs. The age of plenty has also led to an unexpected global health crisis: two billion people are either overweight or obese. Developed countries have been especially susceptible to unhealthy weight gain, a trend that could be considered the price of abundance. However, developing countries are now facing a similar crisis. Obesity... Read more