Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:16
It is a well documented fact that approximately 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Every country therefore, will need to find ways to manage urbanization and the challenges associate with it. Urbanization of course derives a number of benefits such as better access to jobs, healthcare, social & cultural integration, improvement of infrastructure, adoption of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 18:05
In the midst of rapid technological change, political polarization and a fragile economic recovery, it is critical that we define, assess and implement new pathways to growth and prosperity. The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. The new index sheds... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 17:59
Description SUSTAINABLE LAND USE RESEARCH CONSULTANT Program : WRI Indonesia - One Map Initiative Location : Jakarta, Indonesia Position Type : Part-Time Consultant (maximum 18 days per month) Duration : Six (6) months, deliverables basis About WRI World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 17:57
Closing date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Re-advertisement -National consultant -Urban Diagnostics for Urban Poverty and the Social Security Needs of the Urban Poor Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH Application Deadline : 29-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : National Consultant... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:08
UN-Habitat, in partnership with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC), Republic of Korea, is inviting senior decision makers, policy makers and housing practitioners from Asian cities to apply for the training course “Innovative approaches to deliver affordable housing options for Asia”. This 9-day training course aims at the development of skills and know-how in housing policy and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:02
Size of grant: up to $35,000 Purpose of CFP: seeking an Implementing Partner to conduct a 4-day hackathon session for 70 youth across 3 cities (Mogadishu, Kismayo and Garowe) in Somalia   Submission Start Date: October 16th, 2018 Submission Deadline Date: November 12th, 2018 To submit the application, please send your proposal to Programme Management Officer, Sharmaarke Abdullahi sharmaarke.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:25
If you live in LA, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, DC, Chicago, or any major US city, you are familiar with the awful, day-destroying traffic problems we already face. I hate sitting in dead-lock, endless tail-light traffic or getting on a metro train that is so crammed full, any train movement sends people stumbling and stepping on each other’s toes. We’re living in a time of population... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 15:57
In the 1940’s, when Houston’s population was about 400,000 following devastating floods of 1935, city leaders constructed two large reservoirs outside the city to act as detention ponds, should another storm threaten their community. In the decades that followed, however, different leaders, more interested in capitalizing on the boom in oil and gas production, encroached upon these reservoirs,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 15:47
The constructed world around us provides the stage for our daily life. The term “built environment” is in the past tense, describing a scenario after the fact. What does it actually mean beyond the obvious connotation of buildings and parks?   If we look closely at these two words they tell a hidden story. We have built, which is made, created and manufactured, and environment, which can be... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 15:31
With growing slums and emissions - but limited capacity to tackle the problems - these cities are where action will be crucial, experts say BARCELONA - The future that fast-growing cities in South Asia and Africa choose - cleaner and safer, or dirtier and more dangerous - will be pivotal to efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists said in a key U.N. report this week.... Read more