Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:41
What is WRI? WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:39
Closing date: Friday, 1 February 2019 Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. 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. The UN-Habitat Finance internship is for 6 months. The Internship is... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:38
Closing date: Friday, 1 February 2019 Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. 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. The UN-Habitat Climate Action Communication and Design internship is... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:36
Closing date: Friday, 1 February 2019 Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. 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. The UN-Habitat Programme Support (Urban Planning and Management)... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:35
Closing date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 Reference Number: 190036 Position Level: IS 6 Department: Pacific Department Division: Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation Division, PARD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Closing Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Close relatives1 of... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:20
Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a global perspective to a local... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:59
While 2018 was filled with a number of successful smart city deployments, it also revealed significant challenges that will only intensify in years to come. The most pressing challenge to be addressed throughout 2019 is earning the public’s trust in smart city projects. Towards the end of 2018, we saw major data privacy concerns emerge from citizens. From these concerns a heated, but healthy... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:05
Issued on 17.01.2019 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT Office for Europe DUTY STATION: Brussels (office-based) FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Urban governance expert DURATION 12 months (with possibility of extension up to 29 months) CONTRACT TYPE: Consultant CLOSING DATE: 31.01.2019 BACKGROUNDUN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:03
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) predicts that future increases in the world’s urban population will be concentrated in just a few countries. India, China and Nigeria are together expected to account for 35% of the projected growth in the world’s urban population until 2050; of these three, the absolute growth in urban population is projected to be the highest in India... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:48
When it comes to possessing charisma and a special kind of magnetic charm, London still leads the world. That’s the conclusion of a study that puts London at the top of the Global Power City Index (GPCI) for the seventh year running. Every year since 2008, the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies has analyzed the relative strengths and weaknesses of 44 of the world’s best-... Read more

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