Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 13:24
This Toolkit provides minimum standard guidelines and practical tools for creating safer and more accessible public transportation systems for women in African cities. It aims at showing public transport operators how to improve their services for women  and at local and national government authorities. UN-Habitat and the Flone Initiative developed the Toolkit based on the research conducted in... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 13:05
Our mission Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide. Our vision As the world's leading event for cities,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:32
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                               Issued on: 01 March 2019 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Beirut, Lebanon FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of the UN-Habitat Country Programme in Lebanon 2014 – 2019 DURATION: Four (4) Months SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT UN-Habitat... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:29
Closing date: Friday, 15 March 2019 Job no: 520384 Position type: Consultancy Location: Bangladesh Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA) School/Unit: Bangladesh Department/Office: Dhaka, Bangladesh Categories: Communication for Development (C4D) UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:03
Join the annual European Urban Resilience Forum (former Open European Day), taking place on 25th June 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Become part of the unique exchange platform, where practitioners and policy makers from cities and regions of all sizes, representatives from national governments and European institutions, researchers, consultants, and financing institutions come together to discuss... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:01
What is urban resilience? Urban resilience is the ability of a city’s community to adapt to a variety of shocks and risks ranging from natural disasters to social, economic, political, and cultural changes.  Each year, natural disasters kill thousands of people and cause billions of dollars in economic losses. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are not immune to these effects. The region is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:53
The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities — using 3D printers. It could have far-reaching implications for economic development, environmental sustainability, inclusion and other benefits. The use of 3D printing provides cities with opportunities through their local innovators and entrepreneurs. The process of 3D printing layers materials to create three-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:46
The rate at which we consume and expend resources right now is far from efficient. Certainly, there are many areas where we can be greener, more efficient and sustainable. Estimates show that two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050; that’s 6.3 billion people or 68 percent in quarter of a century’s time. Factor in urbanization which is estimated to be 1.3 million... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:12
As major engines of economic growth, cities have the tools, knowledge, and ability to drive the circular economy agenda forward and unlock economic, environmental, and social benefits for cities. This paper forms a guide to the project: Circular Economy in Cities. The project lays out a suite of reference resources for urban policy makers and change makers. It includes a vision for the circular... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 16:06
UK-based charity, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has released a suite of policy resources in a bid to encourage more cities to transition to a circular economy. “When you apply the concept of a circular economy in the urban context, you’re looking to design out waste and pollution from cities, keep products and materials in use in cities and maintain their value, and regenerate natural systems... Read more

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