Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:46
The report is an advocacy piece to raise awareness around the need to shift the typical way urban water has been managed and to share emerging principles and solutions that may improve urban water supply security in water scarce cities. It aims to promote successes, outline challenges and principles, and extract key lessons learned for future efforts. It builds on the experiences of over 20 water... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:15
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations and has the honour to request the nomination of candidates for the position of Deputy Executive Director, at the Assistant Secretary-General level, based in Nairobi, Kenya. UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working for a better urban future. Its mission is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 19:15
Urbanization is a curse when it is not handled and managed well. It leaves some unturned impacts to the earth that is threatening the existence of living organism on earth. Polluting the motherland is very dangerous and has very adverse effects. The increase in greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions are shaping very bad future of the earth. Melting of glaciers, abrupt climatic changes and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 18:08
The good news is that more low-income Americans report they have access to vehicles than they did a decade ago, before the Great Recession. Only 20 percent of adults living in poverty in 2016 reported that they had no access to a vehicle. That’s down from 22 percent in 2006, according to a Governing analysis of U.S. Census data. Meanwhile, the access rates among all Americans was virtually the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 9, 2018 - 16:50
Evolution is vital if a city is to enjoy lasting success; but, as Andreas Whittam Smith says, the endless construction of new skyscrapers is not necessarily evidence of positive change On holiday some years ago, walking up Third Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York, I suddenly told myself that I really do love big cities. It felt like an epiphany moment, a realisation of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:32
Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor, thought good roads so important that he retained the title of Curator Viarum or ‘Commissioner of Roads.’ For Augustus, road maintenance and a strong defense were synonymous, and one of the prime duties of government. Road inspection in that day consisted of a chariot driver accompanied by one or two Lictors, or ‘Road Inspectors,’ who visually inspected... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:19
International experts, as well as metropolitan representatives mayors from cities and metropolis from around the world, will meet in order to discuss the key elements that must shape the new urban and metropolitan model of the future to build societies that are fairer, healthier, more cohesive and more sustainable. Source: Post Habitat 3 This article is culled from daily press coverage from... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:02
The first Global Symposium on Urban and Territorial Planning: “Improving Planning for More Sustainable Cities and Territories” is being organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of the Government of Japan, the City of Fukuoka and Seinan Gakuin University. This inaugural event for... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 - 09:52
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme DUTY STATION Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE Project Assistant CONTRACT TYPE Consultant POST DURATION 12 Months CLOSING DATE 11 April 2018   Joint Programme on Local Governance & Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG), The UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery for Somalia (JPLG) has... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 09:16
Cybersecurity expert Cesar Cerrudo predicted ransomware attacks like the one that paralyzed Atlanta’s city government. City leaders everywhere should understand this threat, he says—and how it could have been a lot worse. For more than a week, one of America’s largest cities has been caught in a “hostage situation.” That’s how Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms described the crippling cyberattack from... Read more