Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 20:09
This article is on urban challenges and regeneration of cities in developing countries, using Lagos State as an example. It started with the challenges of urban Lagos, Nigeria. It described Lagos State - a South-Western state in Nigeria, as one of the economic hubs and centres for socio-economic emancipation in Africa. Lagos State have a population of about 18 million people and numerous housing... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 16:07
Description Job Summary In this position as U.S. City Renewables Lead, you will lead the engagement efforts with 100 cities. With support from the WRI and RMI team, you will be responsible for supporting cities in shifting from interest in renewable energy to action at scale and ensuring that cities have a high-quality experience working on this with us. You will work with a variety of people... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 16:04
Closing date: Thursday, 20 September 2018 Job no: 516100 Position type: Consultancy Location: Utd.Arab.Emir. Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA) School/Unit: Saudi Arabia Department/Office: Abu Dhabi, Gulf Area Categories: Social and Economic Policy UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:50
The report includes 228 initiatives related to the USVI’s continuing recovery and focused on improving long-term security and economic growth, with a special focus on critical infrastructure, public services, and increasing businesses’ resilience in future storms and other natural disasters. The recommendations—many of which are already in the process of implementation—generally fall into four... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:43
WHAT IS MUNI WORLD? MUNI WORLD is an annual offline think tank, focused on brainstorming key challenges and threats facing Smart Cities. Mayors and senior officers from the leading global cities, get together to reveal proven best practices and exchange expertise. The 2019 MUNI WORLD will feature a 3-day special international program, focusing on areas pertaining to smart cities- innovation... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:27
NewCities is planning a Learning Expedition in Columbus, Ohio on October 23rd and 24th, 2018. This Learning Expedition, hosted in partnership with ENGIE, is the first installment of “New Urban Champions,” an initiative that invites medium-sized cities to share exemplary approaches to economic, social and environmental development on a global learning platform. With the majority of the global... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:23
The congress theme is “Cool Planning: Changing Climate and Our Urban Future”, and we will discuss the burning issues of climate change, resilience, disaster mitigation, planning, adaptation and more with regard to urban planning, design, technology, infrastructure and many more. We expect a large turnout of experts on the theme, with workshops, keynote speeches and also the usual ISOCARP... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:16
October 9th 2018:  Registration 08:30, Event 09:00 - 17:30Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, BelgiumThe final event of the project RESIN - Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures will take place on 9th October 2018 in Brussels. RESIN city partners (Bratislava, Bilbao, Paris and Greater Manchester) will share their experience as users of the tools and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
This paper is part of an ongoing collaboration between the World Bank and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to raise awareness about the importance of water management in fragile systems and to propose strategic responses. It is important to better understand these dynamics to ensure that water does not add to fragility, but rather promotes stability, and contributes to... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 - 14:58
Cities account for 73 % of global GHG emissions (IEA 2016); if nations should be able to deliver on their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, it is necessary to encourage and facilitate large-scale urban climate action. Achieving substantial reductions in energy-related emissions requires simultaneous climate action across sectors. Detailed, practical, and scientifically robust... Read more

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