Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 15:51
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has rolled out a comprehensive ‘Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management’ (EEDSM) project, aimed at ensuring energy efficiency and sustainable power consumption in the country. Key deliverables under the project will include replacing an estimated 18,000 streetlights within Accra West and Accra East areas with LED ones, and an energy efficiency... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 15:29
Scientists are calling on African governments to prioritise efforts to deal with climate change as they warn it is spreading fast diseases and poverty on the continent. They are cautioning the situation will get worse in the years ahead as temperature of the earth continues to rise unabated as a result of pollution of the atmosphere, deforestation, rapid urbanization and other human activities It... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 15:18
How can businesses use their influence to build sustainable industries? Mining urban waste streams for valuable resources is one way to start, said sustainability leaders at this year’s Eco Action Day.  Singapore may be a resource-constrained economy, but there are rich resources in the waste we throw away, said Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, at this... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 18:39
Background UN-Habitat is the United Nations Programme for sustainable urbanization and the focal point for local authorities in the UN system. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat was established in 1978. Working in all areas of sustainable cities, from... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 14:23
Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to demonstrate that land readjustment is a practical and useful tool for addressing a variety of spatial and development challenges in a range of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:49
Urban Regeneration is the Rehabilitation of land areas that are subject to high-density Urban Land use. It is a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas to be upgraded in Housing, Public and Private Buildings, Infrastructure, and Services. This entire process is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with a high incidence of poverty, pollution, and congestion... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:39
The new publication is a guide for policy-makers, administrations and interested citizens and serves as framework document for sustainable transport policy. Transport is often seen as gender neutral – a road or bus system will benefit all equally. In fact, it´s not! Women and men have different expectations, needs and constraints for using transportation systems. “Approaches for Gender Responsive... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:31
The Colombian legal-urban framework is a robust and complex structure of tools that seek to meet land’s “social and ecological function”, defined by Colombia’s 1991 Constitution. It has become a renowned example in Latin America, as it introduces many different principles and tools that other countries in the region had not implemented or utilized. The strengthening of urban development and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:25
Global Experiences in Land Readjustment is a valuable source of information and ideas on the implementation of land readjustment. It offers experiences from developing countries and countries with economies in transition and its primary purpose is to demonstrate that land readjustment is a practical and useful tool for addressing a variety of spatial and development challenges in a range of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 13:45
This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member economies, and provide new insights on cross-cutting issues for city neighbourhooods, such as the patterns of segregation across income groups, migrant concentration and diversity... Read more

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