Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019 - 15:52
Dear all, Warm greetings for the day! Indepth Research Services would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming trainings in 2019 on Project Management Monitoring & Evaluation 8 at Indepth Research Services training facilities, Nairobi, Naivasha, Kisumu and Mombasa Kenya as well as Kigali, Rwanda. The main role of these training workshops is to provide managers... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019 - 15:28
UN Environment today released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting the organization’s work on issues from fighting pollution of the air and sea to helping nations meet their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “While 2018 was a challenging year, we saw hope in growing action and global commitment to new ways of doing business that tackle the environmental challenges we face,” said UN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:10
‘Smart’ technology systems will help ensure the 21st century’s metropolises don’t become mega traffic jams If we subscribe to the adage that time is money, five minutes might not seem like much. But for time-strapped city dwellers, saving five minutes a day looking for parking using a smart parking app can add up quickly. Cities are now home to more than half the world’s population—and that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:03
Australia has a problem with population. It’s a problem with the potential to result in enormous chaos, risking the nation’s economic well-being. And this problem is moving like an overcrowded Sydney train, careering out of control towards inevitable carnage. Much of this population problem is of our own making: past demographic successes and policy and funding complacency have created a ticking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:44
Dismayed by your city’s lack of affordable housing? Want to help counter the damage of urban renewal? Consider volunteering at your local public housing agency. At a time when inner cities are facing mounting pressure to preserve affordable housing, the nation’s 1 million public housing apartments are at a critical turning point, with aging properties, a multi-billion dollar backlog of deferred... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:40
Urban leaders need to kick the incentive habit and take a more inclusive approach to growing local economies. Until recently, there was a growing understanding among city-builders and economic developers that handing over taxpayer-funded incentives to large corporations is wasteful and ineffective. That is, until Amazon’s HQ2 search threw a wrench in that, bringing real pressure from business... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:37
To state the obvious: we are living in polarized times. The conversations around whether climate change is real, caused by humans, and how best to tackle it are as polarized in the United States as topics like tax cuts, abortion, and healthcare. I cannot profess to understand all the causes that led to climate change becoming a political conversation shrouded in theology in which people “believe... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 15:29
As AI (Artificial Intelligence) becomes ubiquitous, it transforms many aspects of the environment we live in. In cities, AI is opening up a new era of an endlessly reconfigurable environment. Empowered by robust computers and elegant algorithms that can handle massive data sets, cities can make more informed decisions and create feedback loops between humans and the urban environment. It is what... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 15:02
The flagship event of the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), Africa Works! is a biennial conference organized to position, promote and market the African continent as a valuable trade and investment destination. The fourth edition takes place on April 8 and 9, 2019 at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam. Africa Works! aims to inform, inspire, and connect the Dutch and European private... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 13:40
Closing date: Monday, 11 March 2019 Job no: 517564 Position type: Fixed Term Appointment Location: China Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand School/Unit: China Department/Office: Beijing, China Categories: Child Protection, Monitoring and Evaluation, NO-3, Programme Management UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To... Read more