Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:49
What does it really mean when certain kinds of cities keep getting ranked as the world’s “most livable”? Pack your bags everyone: It’s time to move to Zurich. According to the 2019 Monocle Global Liveable Cities Index, published in the magazine’s July/August issue, the Swiss city is the most livable of any in the world, the 409,000-resident almost-metropolis beating off competition to rise to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:46
We, the people are a city’s greatest asset. We drive economies, pass laws, volunteer in the community, and come together in times of strife and celebration. But what happens when—by design—some of our neighbors and friends are unable to access or participate in everything their city has to offer because of inequitable laws, policies, and practices? Unfortunately, we know the answer to this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:42
Every two years, the United Nations issues its latest estimate of future population trends. Its 2019 projection reveals a stark divide. Across all of Asia, Europe, and the Americas, population stability has already been achieved or soon will be, with the median projection suggesting an increase from 6.4 billion today to 6.5 billion in 2100, a rise of just 2%. By contrast, the UN projects that... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:37
Heavy rains that led to at least four incidents of wall collapse across Mumbai and Pune have shifted the focus towards the need for planned development in peripheral areas. “When it comes to urban planning, we are always firefighting,” says Dr Rutul Joshi, associate professor, who teaches urban planning at CEPT University Ahmedabad, formerly the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:21
Job #: req3504 Organization: World Bank Sector: Urban Grade: GG Term Duration:  3 years 0 months Recruitment Type: International Recruitment Location: Tokyo, Japan Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Japanese Closing Date: 7/12/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC   Description   Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:08
The world is urbanising and fast. More than 55% of the global population live in towns and cities, according to the United Nations. With another 2.5 billion people likely to move to urban areas by 2050, this proportion will rise to 68%. We need our cities to accommodate this growth. But we cannot let modern urban growth come at the expense of the environment. Building more homes, schools, shops,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:48
8% of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050 . Considering the numerous mental and physical health impacts associated with urban living, AESG, a global leading Specialist Engineering and Consultancy practice, has emphasized that it is now vital for Middle East cities to adapt new urban planning approaches that safeguard the future well-being of residents. At its forum... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:31
September 23-24, 2019Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition will be a platform for participants to gather and discuss on frameworks and strategies that help redesign businesses and cities as part of the USD 23 Trillion digital market, as well as to measure smart city and urban planning interrelation and identify the meeting points among them. This is an unparalleled... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 - 11:20
  The United Nations Civil Society Conference* is the premier event in the civil society calendar at the United Nations. It typically attracts more than 3,000 participants representing over 700 civil society organizations from over 100 countries. Each Conference focuses on a different UN topic of interest related to the work of civil society and NGOs. This international forum also brings together... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 - 10:57
Representatives of civil society will have the opportunity to meet with senior UN officials, and discuss a wide range of solutions to the challenges of urban life. The theme of this year’s conference, “building sustainale and inclusive cities and communities”, reflects the fact that over half of the world’s population, some 55 per cent, now live in urban areas, with that figure expected to rise... Read more