Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 15:23
What is WRI? WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 15:20
Job Summary The Natural Infrastructure Initiative and Cities4Forests seek a full-time Associate with financial expertise to support the implementation and scaling of nature-based solutions for water quality, flood control, drought mitigation, recreation, biodiversity, and climate resilience, particularly in, around, and upstream in the watersheds of cities. Areas of focus will include developing... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 15:17
What is WRI? WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:58
Last weekend, Addis Ababa joined a growing list of African cities that have banned motorcycles. Explaining the ban, which took effect on 7 July, Addis mayor Takele Uma said it was designed to curb crime. Takele said the Ethiopian city had found that an unusually high number of violent crimes were committed using motorcycles. The ban does not affect “those conducting licensed businesses with... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:51
The circular economy offers an alternative way to the linear ‘take-make-waste’ economy that is harming people and the environment. It seeks to extract the maximum value from resources in use and keeps materials in circulation for as long as possible. This entails prioritising regenerative resources as material inputs and making the most out of existing resources and materials, through strategies... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:33
Across the world, 740 jurisdictions spanning 16 countries have now declared a climate emergency. It’s a huge statement of intent but we have yet to see the introduction of robust policies to make the rhetoric a reality. An essential next step for city leaders and urban policy makers will be creating a circular economy to underpin those declarations and encourage us to live within our means. As... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:11
London's climate in 2050 could be similar to Barcelona's current climate, with Madrid feeling more like Marrakesh and Seattle more like San Francisco   KUALA LUMPUR - A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding. Climate scientists at the Crowther Lab, a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:45
Basic sanitation remains a key challenge to millions of Kenyans living in informal settlements. With at least 56 percent of the country’s population living in such settlements, according to projections by the UN-Habitat, providing basic amenities to them is a key part of the ongoing national dialogue on inclusive and sustainable growth. These dwellings are characterised by poor infrastructure... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:32
A new study examining the future of work in the U.S. spells bad news for America’s smaller communities and a growing national divide when it comes to jobs. The report, published this week by the McKinsey Global Institute, indicates the nation’s biggest cities are on pace to become significantly larger, richer and more powerful in the coming decade, while the rest of the nation, particularly... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:58
Indonesia has just received a US$49.6 million loan from the World Bank to finance the government’s plan to integrate city planning across the nation. The loan, approved by the World Bank’s board of executive directors on Monday, would be used to finance a government project called the National Urban Development Project (NUDP) to improve city planning and make the country benefit from the positive... Read more

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