Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 - 03:13
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[ Partner ] Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 08:39
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:29
Cities have emerged as major players on the international scene in recent years. Yet, their ambition to project themselves internationally and to influence global agendas is not a new phenomenon. Cities have operated through organised networks for decades. The first international organisation of cities was the International Union of Local Authorities, created in 1913. Towards the end of the past... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 16:18
UN-Habitat support to the human settlements sector in the Malawi will address three complementary strategic pillars, critical for sustainable urbanization and urban poverty reduction: advocacy for sustainable urban development, shelter and basic services, and enhanced capacity to manage urbanization.This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:34
Winning the race against climate change to keep our planet livable and on a healthy trajectory requires action rooted in sustainable solutions aligned with the Paris Agreement and the UN-driven 2030 Agendafor sustainable development, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday. “To put it simply, we need green development.  We need sustainable development.  And we need it now,” the UN... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:28
Thousands of cities can now share local climate data with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) simultaneously, after the two organisations launched a shared reporting platform. The new reporting platform comes just a few months after Cities Today reported that the Global Covenant of Mayors will use a new framework for reporting urban... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:23
The landmark Children’s Health Study tracked thousands of children in California over many years—and transformed our understanding of air pollution’s harms. Across Southern California, in school gyms and libraries and lunchrooms, the children filed in, one by one, to put their lips around a plastic tube and blow with all their might. Thousands of them, year after year, in rich neighborhoods and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:09
In crowded cities, poorer neighbourhoods often experience the most noise pollution. But advances in architecture and sound engineering could offer solutions The air on Mint Street is heavy with the clang and clatter of the 08:15 to Liverpool Street station. The east London estate is squeezed into a small space beside a curved train line, and the carriages squeal as they round the bend. All... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 14:42
Seven cities which have incorporated data and evidence in their decision-making processes have been recognised by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The What Works Cities certification, a US standard of excellence in city governance, identified Kansas City, Louisville, Washington DC, Memphis, Philadelphia, Scottsdale and Arlington as cities that are using data and evidence to solve local issues and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:27
Call for Expressions of Interest for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation Knowledge Sharing Facility:  Building Knowledge for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Africa Date first published: 11 February 2019 Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 31 May 2019   Introduction The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency for human settlements and... Read more