Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 09:41
Building happier cities makes for happier people. Safe, healthy, sustainable infrastructure that also is economically viable for all residents is essential in our world where more than half of the 7.4 billion people live in urban centers, with 2.4 billion more to be added over the next 35 years. The rising influence of happiness metrics in policy-making has been noticeable in the last decade.... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 15:44
This survey of the planning profession represents an attempt to assess the current state of the planning profession in the Commonwealth and its capacity to help deliver the targets contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.  Source: CommonwealthThis article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 15:40
On the 19th of April, the Royal Town Planning Institute organised a policy roundtable on behalf of the UK Built Environment Advisory Group at the UK Houses of Parliament. It addressed the lack of planning and architectural capacity in Commonwealth countries. The event was held during the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – CHOGM, and was attended by representatives of UN Habitat, the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:45
Kenya is in the midst of land reforms that include moving decades old records online NAIROBI - Kenyan lawyers have filed a lawsuit halting a government initiative to fast-track land titles by processing them online, which they say has been launched without proper consultation. The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) sued the land ministry after it issued an order on April 8 to digitise land documents in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:05
Closing date: Thursday, 21 June 2018 Posting Title: Senior Programme Management Officer (Strategic Coordination), P5 Job Code Title: SENIOR COORDINATION OFFICER Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 8 May 2018-21 June 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-96814-R-NAIROBI (X) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values:... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 15:10
CALL FOR APPLICATIONSThe ACC invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project. The successful candidate will become part of a new global cohort of urban researchers as part of the PEAK Urban project. The ideal candidate will have expertise in urban studies debates, a firm grounding in social science methods, a keen interest in... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 15:07
The Reinventing Cities competition is a call for urban projects to drive carbon-neutral and resilient urban regeneration across the globe and to implement the most innovative ideas to transform underutilized sites into beacons of sustainability and resiliency. We are currently on a trajectory that will increase average global temperatures by 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100. If these... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:56
2018 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD Entry for the 2018 Award is now open! Submit your action to the Transformative Action Award Database to be automatically entered into the 2018 Award. TIMELINE Submission opens: 28 February 2018 Closing date: 30 June 2018 Shortlisted candidates revealed: September 2018 Transformative Action Award ceremony:  November 2018 CONTACT  Any queries regarding... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 09:35
TRAINING FOR CITY LEADERS Apply now to the Singapore – UN-HABITAT international capacity building programme: 27-31 August 2018 in Singapore The 2nd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa organized jointly by the Government of Singapore and UN-Habitat takes place from 27-31 August 2018 inSingapore.  Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 09:33
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued 04 May 2018              ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Consultant, Africa DURATION 6 months CLOSING DATE: 13 May 2018 BACKGROUND Federal Ministry for Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), of the Federal Republic of Germany is supporting implementation of the project: “... Read more