Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 14:18
Presented at the Special Session on sanitation, wastewater and solid waste management: linking the issues for a liveable city at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 14:14
Presented at the Networking Event on Energy efficiency and climate protection: challenging our assumptions at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 12:36
Presented at the Habitat Professionals' Roundtable at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 10:10
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, joined ESADE Business School Professor Javier Solana, and personalities from a range of cities around the world for a day of talks earlier this month on the implications of a rapidly urbanizing world. Source: UN-HABITAT
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 10:02
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on Wednesday June 22, graced the opening of the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum with a clarion call for the urgent need for a green economy and a comprehensive framework for its implementation. She made the appeal in opening remarks to some 700 delegates gathered at the Bangkok headquarters of the United Nations Economic and Social... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 - 09:43
More than 77 countries and representatives of international organizations including UN-HABITAT attended the annual meeting of the African Development Bank early June in a new quest for sustainable growth on the continent. In his opening speech, the Bank President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, emphasized the need to promote growth that benefits everyone. The theme of the gathering was, "Towards an agenda... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 13:47
Los Angeles, Cincinnati and San Francisco are tackling major urban problems quickly and effectively. This post argues that Seattle can learn much from these efforts. As Seattle battles over whether to build a new waterfront tunnel, this post argues that it can learn a lot from three problem-solving cities. "Is this extreme? Is this harmless? Is Seattle fiddling while its economy and its... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:18
Presented at the Networking Event on Housing for all: World Economic Forum event at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ Document ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:07
Presented at the Networking Event on Climate neutral homes at the 5th World Urban Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2010
[ News ] Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 09:52
The Asia Pacific region experienced more than its fair share of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011; but what impact have these events had on attitudes to BCM in the region, and what lessons have been learned? Ernst & Young, Australia, has provided a paper which explores these questions. Highlights: - The resolve of leaders has been strengthened to drive the development of business... Read more

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