Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 16:06
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), is a new organization dedicated to helping cities around the world be better prepared for, and quickly rebound from, 21st century shocks and stresses. Over the next few years, 100 Resilient Cities will select and work with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it plans to provide four kinds of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:18
The Walk21 conference series supports, encourages and inspires the Global Walking Network to confirm the importance of walking politically and in policy, provide an international platform for an inclusive discussion, acknowledge current research, practice and promotion and identify the need for future research and networking. International delegates attending a Walk21 conference do so to have the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 15:00
WED, SEP 12, 2018 — FRI, SEP 14, 2018   The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 14:57
To celebrate the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (October 7, 2015) and promote the idea that global challenges operate and must be addressed at the metropolitan scale, Metropolis – in partnership with CIPPEC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN-Habitat’s MetroHUB, the University of Guadalajara, Politecnico di Milano, MTPA, GIZ and FGV-Eaesp – encourages its... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:57
DESCRIPTION The annual Cities Conference seeks be a strategic platform for dialogue which supports the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda, and the urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), particularly SDG 11, in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also contributing to fulfilment the Paris Agreement,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:12
As world population continues to grow, an increasing number of people are moving to cities in hope of securing better living conditions, higher quality educations and greater economic opportunities. For the first time in human history, half of the world’s population lived in towns and cities in 2008. Africa, a continent exceptionally rich in biodiversity, is rapidly urbanising. Africa’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:02
Urban trail efforts are increasingly focusing on providing equitable access to trails. Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health, property values, and quality of life. Unfortunately, in many communities these resources are inequitably distributed. They can be less abundant in poorer neighborhoods with a larger share of minority residents, which can be exasperated by a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:53
Do you view the new GDPR rules as a positive for cities? Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager, Dublin City Council Yes, overall GDPR rules are a positive development for cities and citizens. They provide much-needed clarity around the purpose of personal data collection, how the data is used and how long the data will be retained for. It gives citizens more control over their personal data... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:46
The Asia-Pacific region is urbanizing at unprecedented speed, leading to changing consumption and mobility patterns. Asia-Pacific already has more than 2.1 billion urban residents—that is, 60 percent of the world’s urban population. With one billion more people expected to migrate to cities from now till 2040, about two-thirds of Asia-Pacific’s population will be urban residents by 2050. With... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:40
Our cities are major drivers of growth and innovation. According to the World Bank study, 70% of the world’s cities outstrip their national gross domestic product. As we look ahead to the future, it’s expected that by 2050, 600 cities will account for 60% of global domestic product with all cities housing 70% of a projected global population of 10 billion. However, with this concentration of... Read more