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[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:37
"Le Monde" launches the third Smart Cities "Le Monde" awards, which recognize innovations applied to the city. Applications must be sent before 25 February 2018 (Europe projects) or before 13 May (projects outside Europe). What will the cities of tomorrow look like? How can innovations serve the inhabitants, while respecting the privacy of citizens and including the entire population? What new... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:44
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: P-3 Closing date: Friday, 20 July 2018 Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4 Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 6 June 2018-20 July 2018 Job... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:36
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: P-3 Closing date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3   Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: BRUSSELS Posting Period: 29 May 2018-27 June 2018... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 14:10
Organization: UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme Country: Kenya City: Nairobi Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi Grade: I-1 Closing date: Tuesday, 19 June 2018   Posting Title: INTERN - Programme Assistant, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: MAPUTO Posting Period: 5 June... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:44
BOSTON – Ever since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But with rates of urbanization growing exponentially around the world , the need for greener cities has never been more urgent. Fortunately, innovation and technology can help strike this long-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:36
Researchers have taken a look at the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities in a large study of the world's urban areas. A study on the findings, led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, was published in Environmental Research Letters. The team looked at the carbon emissions of each city, and then ranked them in order. A city in this study was defined as being a “contiguous densely... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:01
As technology changes the way people live and work, cities are undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Those that have the infrastructure and strategy to manage this rapid technological shift are set to become the most competitive. Globally, city economies in India, Vietnam and China have the strongest short-term momentum. The pace and scale of change in these markets is extraordinary,... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:23
A new report Aftershocks: Remodeling the Past for a Resilient Future released by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) takes a good look at various disasters from the past and explores the likely impacts that similar events would have if they were to occur in today’s more populous and connected world. Looking back at floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the report... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:08
We, the participants of the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum — representing  national, subnational and local governments, parliamentarians, civil society, older persons, women, youth, children, persons with disabilities, grassroots groups, indigenous peoples and local communities, private sector, foundations and philanthropies, international and regional organizations, academia,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:54
With its futuristic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands and opulent hotels, it’s unsurprising that Dubai has been named a Unesco Creative City of Design. Skyscraper buildings on waterfront. Image by ©Andrew Mongomery/Lonely Planet It’s become the first city in the Middle East to receive the designation from the UN’s cultural wing. The title is designed to celebrate cities that use innovation to... Read more

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