Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:36
Global tech players such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon – the so-called Big 4, or GAFA – Airbnb and Tesla are redefining work, mobility, leisure and the everyday of how we live. Our cities are increasingly being used as laboratories for countless innovations. Cities are expected to be home to nearly 70% of the world’s population by 2050, with 95% of urban population growth taking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:11
Leading scientists from the IPCC recognize the impact and importance of mayors and local leaders  in tackling climate change, and make science accessible for Urban Policymakers to take action locally.  18 IPCC lead authors from the 5 chapters of the 1.5°C Special Report summarize key information for cities, with help from city practitioners and NGOs.  Katowice, Poland, 10 December 2018 – The... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 15:52
Description Job Summary The World Resources Institute's (WRI) Natural Infrastructure Initiative, Encourage Capital (EC) and the Liquid Assets Project (LAP) are joining forces to create a new position at WRI – Manager, Urban Water Finance. In this role, you will co-lead efforts to develop and scale financially innovative, environmentally-sustainable municipal water management solutions in cities... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 15:44
Closing date: Saturday, 15 December 2018 Job no: 518269 Position type: Consultancy Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group School/Unit: Office of Global Innovation Department/Office: Office of Global Innovation, New York Categories: Consultancy, Innovation UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 15:42
Closing date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 Urban Resilience Consultant Advertised on behalf of : UN Women Location : Bangkok, THAILAND Application Deadline : 19-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English Starting Date : (date when the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 15:11
The Schipper Family and EMBARQ, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities' sustainable urban mobility initiative, in cooperation with leading scholars and policy makers, spearheaded the creation of a Scholarship in memory of Leon J. Schipper (“Lee” or “Mr. Meter”). The “Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency” targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 14:56
This Report responds to the invitation for IPCC ‘… to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways’ contained in the Decision of the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to adopt the Paris Agreement The IPCC accepted the invitation in... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 17:39
Science is clearly showing that the world is shifting towards a more unstable climate. Weather events like the flash floods in Sydney last week will be more frequent and extreme, while the intervals between them will become shorter. With rising sea levels and frequent floods, water landscapes will become part of our urban routine. Most Australian cities are already located along coastlines or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 17:39
One major goal for elected officials and policymakers is to improve the happiness of their constituents in cost-effective ways. But how do individuals’ circumstances influence which policies are likely to make them feel more satisfied with their lives? In new research which draws on a large Connecticut-based survey, Christopher Barrington-Leigh and Jan Wollenberg find that improvements in areas... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 15:35
This publication showcases 50 innovative case studies from cities in the People’s Republic of China that are mitigating against and adapting to climate change. Solutions being implemented in these cities are proving that reducing carbon dioxide emissions and protecting the environment need not sacrifice economic prosperity. This publication is an initiative of the Asian Development Bank to... Read more