Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 15:41
By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources More than a hundred cities—containing millions of people—will have water demands outstripping surface water supplies by 2050, according to a new analysis of climate change impacts on water. The global study cited many cities in the U.S.—including Los... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:18
How can big data be optimised to effectively manage increasing urbanisation, congestion and complexity associated with smart cities? Cities around the world feature different cultures, cuisines and tourist attractions, but most of them face similar challenges in relation to increased urbanisation, congestion and complexity. With the United Nations estimating that more than half the world’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:58
Local governments are far from broke—if they can tap their enormous market power.   There’s a huge question facing American cities, and, thanks to the recently enacted federal tax law, it just got more urgent: How are cities going to fund the future?   Cities stand to absorb a major financial hit from the new legislation. For the most part, the substantial reduction in corporate tax rates will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:37
Soon, one third of humanity will live in a slum. Our cities are at breaking point. Over 90% of urbanisation this century will be due to the growth of slums. By the end of this century, the top megacities will no longer be London and Tokyo; they will almost all be in Asia and Africa, and they will be far bigger than the metropolises of today. Lagos is projected to have a population of 88 million... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:59
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 26 January 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: NAIROBI FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant for the Evaluation of the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum DURATION: 3 months over 11 months (February 2018-December 2018) CLOSING DATE: 2 February 2018 BACKGROUND The Evaluation of the World Urban Forum is in accordance with the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:57
In October 2016, representatives from 167 countries joined together in Quito, Ecuador, to adopt the New Urban Agenda, a United Nations agreement to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable amid rapid urbanization. The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), set for February 7-13 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a continuation of the efforts to implement the New Urban Agenda and... Read more
[ Interaction ] Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:37
Over 700,000 industrial workers are currently employed directly or indirectly in the garment and footwear sector in Cambodia, 80 percent of them are women and over half of them are recent migrants  to urban areas particularly the capital Phnom Penh. The garment and footwear sector is the largest industrial sub sector in the country and one of the drivers of national growth and development. All... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 14:07
The age of the autonomous vehicle will usher in sweeping changes to transportation, energy consumption, passenger safety and business efficiency. But before autonomous cars can transform modern life, cities will have to transform themselves. Smart cities will be the linchpins of the autonomous age — deploying the digital infrastructure necessary to connect cars to vital information, reduce... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:42
Cities are rapidly becoming the human species’ preferred habitat, with projections showing that over 80 percent of the developed world population will be urban dwellers by 2050. This trend makes cities the earth’s fastest growing ecosystem – a human made and metabolically inefficient ecosystem, but an ecosystem nonetheless. In light of these trends, it is clear that the creation of sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:15
On December 1st 2017, reSITE invited a handful of intellectuals to Berlin for the My City / Your City salon held in partnership with Airbnb, spending a day and night with them brainstorming about public space, sharing, and inclusiveness. To close the event, we served them a cocktail of simple questions that were not always easy to answer. In the following text, artist Charlie Koolhaas, the... Read more

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