Urban Themes

[ 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
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:45
Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 20631. In response to meeting the expected demand of the future populous – and the standards for sustainable urbanisation set out in the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda, Habitat III – The African Union (AU) developed Agenda 2063. But, how will we get from the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:26
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is one of the largest and most dynamic of Africa’s emerging cities. The city is known as the economic hub of the East African region playing host to anumber of major multinationals, multilateral institutions, locally run businesses and a rapidly growing population of over 4.6 million people. Yet, Nairobi is also known to have one of the highest levels of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:19
Our relationship with waste and junk is peculiar. Instead of wiping it out of sight, our imagination revels in the many possibilities it offers. Countless Hollywood films present the junkyard as a site where many plot developments take place, from wheeling and dealing to epiphanies. Pop culture’s most recent phenomenon, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, imagines the future to be a scrap-yard... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:57
Size of grant:             USD 350,000 Purpose of CFP: Identify and contract an Implementing Partner for carrying out activities for supporting the execution of the Implementation Phase of the programme “Improving the living conditions of Roça Sundy Community, Príncipe Island, through sustainable resettlement.” The selected Implementing Partner will support the execution of the Implementation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 16:24
Waste management is a collective responsibility, which falls under the purview of everyone concerned. It isn’t a responsibility of only a few. This is especially true when we see a humongous amount of waste generated on a daily basis in the living spaces that one dwells in. In this context, reports suggest that the real estate sector is one of the largest contributors to waste generation. It’s... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 16:12
The Just Energy Foundation was excited to unveil recently its first Sustainable Garden and Outdoor Learning space in Canada.  In partnership with PACT Urban Peace Program's Grow-to-Learn (GTL) initiative, volunteers from Just Energy worked alongside PACT representatives to convert an existing green space at Elmbank Junior Middle Academy, in Toronto, into a fully accessible half acre garden... Read more