Urban Themes

[ 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
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:21
A recent article titled “Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong” (Reuters, 12 July 2018), citing new figures released by the European Commission, informed readers that 84% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, not 55% as reported by the United Nations Population Division. In this working paper we present four arguments, backed by ample evidence,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:09
The sun, oceans and nature provide a welcome respite to all of us, especially those living in cities without regular access to such resources. However, as urbanization continues to increase, how do we ensure that we collectively continue to enjoy nature and live in harmony with the environment? Unplanned urbanization combined with limited land has created over-crowding, degradation of natural... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:56
“It’s kind of manifest destiny…now the marketplace and the city has begun to catch up.” This is how architect David Manfredi recently described a billion-dollar residential, commercial, and retail complex to be built in 2015 in Baltimore. Speaking to a reporter, Manfredi was emphasizing how the new project he was working on would further extend the upscale development of Baltimore’s old... Read more