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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:09
The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots When July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province of Quebec, killing more than 90 people in little over a week, the unrelenting sunshine threw the disparities between rich and poor into sharp relief. While the well-heeled residents of Montreal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:40
America’s small towns are fighting back against climate change denial and lack of leadership at the federal, and in many cases, state levels by taking matters into their own hands and moving forward to build greater climate resilience. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, with 85 mayors along the river, has developed a Climate/Disaster Resilience and Adaptation program because they... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:15
Tokyo leapfrogged London and New York after embracing robotics and 3D manufacturing LONDON - Tokyo topped a list of the world's most innovative cities on Friday, leapfrogging London and New York after embracing the "globe-shaking trends of robotics and 3D manufacturing". The Japanese capital has risen rapidly since entering the top 10 of the Innovation Cities Index three years ago behind Paris,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:59
Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer in the world after smoking, high blood pressure and diet. It contributes to more than six million deaths every year. The majority of these are in poorer nations. Worryingly, air quality may become increasingly worse with rapidly expanding urbanization. More than half the world’s population now live in cities. By 2050, this will reach two thirds.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 15:04
Australia’s population clock is, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, steadily ticking away at an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 23 seconds. It’s ticked over to 25 million around 11pm on the 8th of August. Many are debating what the ideal population is for a country like Australia. But because most of this population growth is concentrated in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:43
Closing date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Planning, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: RIO DE JANEIRO Posting Period: 3 August 2018-22 August 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-101848-J-RIO DE JANEIRO (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:31
Closing date: Saturday, 1 September 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - SOCIAL SCIENCES Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Duty Station: SANTIAGO Posting Period: 3 August 2018-1 September 2018 Job Opening number: 18-SOC-ECLAC-101904-J-SANTIAGO Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:03
Closing date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 Reference Number: 180629 Position Level: IS 3/4 Department: Southeast Asia Department Division: Urban Development and Water Division, SERD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Closing Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) IMPORTANT INFORMATION Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 16:20
Size of grant: 40,000 US$ Purpose of CFP: Improving access to employment opportunities is a part of UN-Habitat`s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to support host communities trained in public works to access employment and business opportunities and facilitate training of other community members to engage in... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:24
Background of CO2 emissions data from Chinese cities The urbanization process in China and technology developments in the United States are considered to be the main forces shaping the world in the 21st century. City development is the major driver of China’s economy, with 50% of China’s GDP growth in the past 10 years contributed by infrastructure investments associated with the urbanization... Read more