Urban Themes

[ Partner ] Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 14:50
This group aims at sharing information, ideas , and best practices on the use of Information and Communication Technology for development with focus on  information, ideas, projects,  and best practices related to urban development. 
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 07:12
Seminar on “What is climate change's impact on our cities and what can we do?” jointly organized by UN-HABITAT, UNESCAP, UNDP, and Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), aims at increasing an awareness of the public related to climate change and also providing an opportunity to share the ideas, experiences, practices, knowledge and innovations in mainstreaming climate change mitigation and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 00:08
Developed by Risk and Disaster Management Section - input to the design of the PAAS
[ Document ] Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 23:56
Intial project plan of tasks and time estimates for the Project Accrual and Accounting System
[ Partner ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:33
Documents relating to design and development of Project Accrual and Accounting System
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 10:36
1. UNEP-SIDA cities in coastal mega-deltas 2. TÉLÉDÉTECTION ET GESTION DES CATASTROPHES NATURELLES : APPLICATIONS À L’ÉTUDE DES INONDATIONS URBAINES DE SAINT LOUIS ET DU RAVINEMENT LIÉ À L’ÉROSION HYDRIQUE À NIORO-DU-RIP (SÉNÉGAL) 3. Strategie Nationale Initiale de mise en oeuvre de la convention cadre des Nations Unies sur le changements climatiques 4. Plan d'action national pour l'adaptation... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 06:04
UN-HABITAT, as one of the key partners, participated in the 3rd Asia Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition (APHF-3) in Bangkok from 7-9 September 2011. More than 700 delegates, from 220 organizations and 35 countries attended APHF-3 co-organized by Habitat for Humanity and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The Forum gathered participants from governments... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, September 23, 2011 - 02:36
Community Hammock. Dressing the trees in a pop-up experiment of performative urbanism. In this work, trees are explored in their relationship with people and open urban spaces, creating a temporary ecology of public space, and triggering speculative environmental reflections. Based on spatial connections seen from a three-dimensional scanning of the site. Fabric lines connect the trees and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:28
Project partners PetroEnergy Resources Corp, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. announce they have signed a energy sales agreement for electricity to be generated from the 20 MW Maibarara geothermal project expected to go online by September 2013. Please read full story below.
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 18:08
When the ‘Back to the Future’ films first hit our screens in the late 1980s, the futuristic predictions of hover cars and virtual trips seemed like they were light years away. But now, thanks to GIS, it seems like a slice of futuristic fantasy is just around the corner. Real-time virtual trips through foreign cities and mountain-top vistas with digital arrows pointing to top restaurants and... Read more