Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 15:35
How do we prepare for the doubling of the global urban population by 2050? By dramatically rethinking urbanism and its governance. That means designing cities for people, not cars; allowing everyone access to urban opportunities; investing in resource-efficient buildings, transport, energy, water and waste systems; and enabling cities to experiment and to learn from each other. These are among... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 15:08
What vision does HERE have for city development and how are you working to achieve that? It’s self-evident that urbanisation is one of the mega trends and continue to be so. More and more people are moving to cities. The way we move and live in cities is changing, and dramatically so, because there are so many people and there is not enough space. In this new world, we can’t use traditional tools... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:38
No two cities are the same. What does your city mean to you? For Razi, an 18-year-old waiter in Kuala Lumpur, and millions of other aspirational youth in Malaysia, cities are where their dreams for joining the middle class can come true. For Liao Xianmei, a 45-year-old migrant worker in Chongqing, China, and Fatma and Peter, a Tanzanian couple who moved from their rural home to Dar es Salaam,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 14:02
Call for Submission The year 2018 begins with the launch of the 4th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), a platform for the sharing and exchange of successful innovative practices. The Guangzhou Award supports the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA), contributing to the creation of inclusive, safe, resilient and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:52
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 01 January 2018ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia ProgrammeDUTY STATION Nairobi/ Kenya FUNCTIONAL TITLE Junior Urban PlannerCONTRACT TYPE Consultant POST DURATION 6 months CLOSING DATE 08 February 2018 BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for Human Settlements. It is mandated by the UN General... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 13:48
Parks have long played an integral role in community landscapes. As open green space becomes more scarce, public park agencies have new opportunity and reasons to work with other departments and agencies to utilize protected public green space in innovative ways. Designing new or existing parks to manage stormwater using green infrastructure principles is an ideal way to realize many of these... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:02
Metropolis, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, is soliciting jury members, to select the 6 projects of the 2nd edition of the Metropolis pilot projects, for 2018 – 2020. Metropolis provides funding to support capacity development and the exchange of knowledge and practices on metropolitan management among its members and partners, in the framework of specific pilot projects. In 2017... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:46
In 2013, Maggie Lea—owner of one of Austin’s most beloved local bars and music venues, Cheer Up Charlie’s—found out she was being evicted. When Lea and co-owner Tamara Hoover started the venue as a food truck in 2010, East 6th street was a deserted area with little nightlife to speak of. In the three years since opening, Cheer Up evolved into an LGBT-friendly outpost for East Austin’s creative... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:42
Closing date: Friday, 16 March 2018 Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3 Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 31 January 2018-16 March 2018 Job Opening number: 18-HUM-UNHABITAT-88339-R-NAIROBI (R) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 15:50
As we approach the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur next week, one of the essential challenges in implementing the New Urban Agenda that governments are struggling with is the provision at scale of high quality affordable housing, a key part of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 of building sustainable cities and communities. When I worked on affordable housing in Latin America, one... Read more

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