Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 16:00
GU 2nd Edition is about the importance of green urbanism and sustainable development and how can it affect the environment positively. This conference will be aimed to provide solutions towards zero waste cities. Green urbanism is an attempt to create a more sustainable place, using fewer resources. By putting together the term “green” and the study of “urbanism” and despite its promise of a... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 15:51
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched in 1989 and is one of the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. It aims to acknowledge initiatives... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:31
Under the theme “Inclusive Metropolitan Cities and City-Regions”, the 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting is hosted by Gauteng Province and will take place in Johannesburg. The meeting will provide a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas. It will also bring together government leaders, city managers, urban managers, experts, international NGOs, academics and other important stakeholders from... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:24
REWARDING TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS The Transformative Action Award rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that use the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: Socio-cultural transformation Socio-economic transformation Technological transformation    Rewards For The Winner 10,000 EUR to kickstart a Transformative Action in your city, region or... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:39
Closing date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Job no: 514236 Position type: Consultancy Location: Ethiopia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO) School/Unit: Ethiopia Department/Office: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 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 help... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:29
Following our first successful competition in 2016, this second iteration is looking for the latest projects in the field of urban data visualization. Visualization as a tool for analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling the complex urban fabrics that form our cities. More than half of the world’s citizens are living in urban areas, with a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 17:11
Last Monday a conference was held in Brussels to present the Metropolis Observatory’s fourth issue paper: “Egalitarian metropolitan spaces”. The paper was written by Ana Falú, the coordinator of UN Habitat's Gender Hub, and sparks a debate on how public policies need to incorporate a gender perspective on a metropolitan scale. The event was co-organised by the Brussels-Capital Region and held at... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 16:55
Metropolis launches the fourth edition of the Metropolis Observatory's collection of publications. This issue paper entitled "Egalitarian metropolitan spaces" has been written in collaboration with Ms. Ana Falú, feminist architect and coordinator of the UN-Habitat Gender Hub. Although significant advances towards acknowledging women’s rights have been made, there is still much to be done to... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 - 18:52
The 12th Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit convenes in Sacramento, California with the purpose of spotlighting tools and best practices working for smart city leaders across the globe. 400+ leaders gather each year to build partnerships across sectors and from city-to-city. The event focuses on emerging and tested urban sustainability solutions which are scalable, replicable, and transferable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:14
Failure to build energy-efficient homes and clean cars risks UK missing its carbon targets, says government’s climate adviser   The homebuilding and carmaking industries “should be ashamed” of their efforts to tackle global warming, according to the UK government’s official climate change adviser. Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), said housebuilders were “cheating”... Read more

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