Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 17:59
Many of the greatest initiatives are born out of a crisis situation. Saskia’s amazing case is not different. When the financial and economic crisis of 2009 arrived, the Amsterdam area of Amstel3 hit a problem: as funds from the municipality dried up, the city’s large-scale redevelopment project got killed. “The area was just lying there–full of outdated office spaces with a lot of vacancy. It... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 17:13
Partnerships for Women's Empowerment Recognising partnerships between local government and local communities Cities Alliance is proud to announce a prize to acknowledge good practices in local partnership for women’s empowerment under our Innovation Programme. The prize recognises partnerships between local government and local communities that have implemented innovative solutions for promoting... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 17:00
Most of the United States remains a suburban nation, despite recent migration of jobs and population to the urban core. Yet the suburbs are also changing in cities such as Denver, where new transit lines and placemaking efforts around walkable mixed-use neighborhoods are creating communities more similar to the urban core, said panelists speaking at a ULI Colorado event in Lakewood, Colorado.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 16:35
Health Equity: The New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals 26-29 September 2017 | Coimbra, Portugal ICUH 2017 The only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide. Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 14:33
Urbanization is putting pressure on municipalities around the world to innovate and become smarter. Washington DC is leading the charge as a breeding ground for new ideas and solutions. The Inclusive Smart Cities Summit will bring together top leaders from across the globe to discuss the future of smart cities and the need for inclusivity in innovation. Join us to discuss, debate and learn how... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:35
Leafy infrastructure saves bustling metropolises about $505 million each year, according to new research.   In a metropolis teeming with shuffling crowds, cranes and high-rises shouldn’t be the only things reaching skywards. Megacities—those urban centers crammed with more than 10 million people—would be well served to double down on their arboreal assets, according to a new paper in the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:52
Cities are facing more challenges than ever before, as expanding populations put stress on transportation systems, social services, energy infrastructure and other vital aspects of daily life. To tackle these obstacles, public- and private-sector leaders are able to turn to International Standards to offer solutions that can make cities more efficient and effective for their residents. The World... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:45
Recent years have witnessed a review of the role of cities and urbanization in today's society. The rapid growth of urbanization in Asia and Africa, which is going hand in hand with globalization and economic growth, has been surprising because of its magnitude and its economic, social and environmental effects. Never before in the history of mankind had there been such a rapid growth of urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:29
Multibillion-dollar flows of “decentralized development cooperation” — essentially, city-to-city development assistance — are expanding rapidly. Development cooperation increasingly is taking place not only in the traditional way, between national governments. Rather, it also is happening between local and regional authorities in different countries, a process known as “decentralized development... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:40
Reference Number: 170694 Department: Central and West Asia Department Division: Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 Closing Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) Job Purpose Lead in and contribute to the formulation and articulation of policy and strategies on urban sector... Read more

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