Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:53
As cities look to plan for rapid population expansion, and to make the most out of their infrastructure, one of the first places they might focus on is parking. An increasing number of cities have started to eliminate minimum parking requirements for developers, aiming to increase walkability and decrease car dependency. This trend brings to light the problems with existing infrastructure. The... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:46
Think of the biggest cities in the world. The megacities. True giants with populations of over 10 million people. Tokyo will, of course, be on your list. So too Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, New York, Cairo. Possibly Lagos, Jakarta and Chongqing if you pride yourself on keeping your geography general knowledge up to date. But Chengdu? Hyderabad? Luanda? They are among 10 cities that the UN... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:41
Around the world, there are extraordinary growth opportunities for cities, businesses and people. Between 2010 and 2025, nearly half (47%) of GDP growth will come from 443 growth economy cities that are on a trajectory to attract one billion new consumers.1 Growth comes with growing pains related to how cities function, how businesses meet labor needs and how people decide whether a job move is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:12
Rapid urban population growth is driving many cities around the world to reduce their carbon footprints. In Canada, two major policy agendas are designed to achieve this: boosting urban density and promoting low-carbon transportation such as electric vehicles (EVs). Despite their overlap, these goals are often pursued separately through disjointed planning strategies. In time, ad-hoc policies... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 14:21
CONSULTANT TERMS OF REFERENCE                                                                                                                         Issued on 18.01.2019 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Home Based FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Local Migration Expert, Consultant DURATION: Output based DEADLINE: 4 March 2019   BACKGROUND Internal and international... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:58
INTRODUCTION Participants will learn how to correctly manage and control the end-to-end project procurement framework and contract life cycle, as well as effective strategies to successfully handle suppliers and vendors. During the course, participants will master the step-by-step process for converting needs into outsourced goods and services. They will gain knowledge on how to develop... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:32
Closing date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 Job no: 519668 Position type: Consultancy Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group School/Unit: Office of Global Innovation Department/Office: Office of Global Innovation, New York Categories: Consultancy, Innovation UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:28
Closing date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 Job Opening Posting Title: INTERN - Technical Cooperation Support, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 31 January 2019 - 14 February 2019 Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-111077-J-Nairobi (O) United... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:26
Closing date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 Job Opening Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Design Assistant, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 31 January 2019 - 14 February 2019 Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-110924-J-Nairobi (O) United Nations... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:23
Job Summary In this twelve-month full-time position, you will be part of the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Urban Development team. In this role, you will work with the Director, Integrated Urban Strategy and other senior staff members to advance the theory, practice, and evidence base for integrated planning through two areas of work: Contributing to case studies and technical notes for the ... Read more

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