Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 15:50
There are many indexes that aim to rank how green cities are. But what does it actually mean for a city to be green or sustainable? We’ve written about what we call the “parks, cafes and a riverwalk” model of sustainability, which focuses on providing new green spaces, mainly for high-income people. This vision of shiny residential towers and waterfront parks has become a widely-shared conception... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 15:27
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Projections show that urbanization, the gradual shift in residence of the human population from rural to urban areas, combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban areas by 2050, with close to 90% of this increase taking... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 15:14
Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, with property prices so high that a single parking spot sold for $664,000 last year and all but the wealthiest are stuck renting tiny apartments with an ever-proliferating range of colorful names: micro-flats, nano apartments, coffin apartments, and cage homes. It's gotten so bad that the city has been ranked the least affordable city... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 15:03
As cities face funding shortages for critical resilience and infrastructure projects, they are looking to new sources of capital—including impact investors. From large multinational banks to traditional institutional asset owners, to foundations and family offices, investors are looking to put their capital to work in ways that generate financial as well as social and environmental returns. The... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:34
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 22 May 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Home-based FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of the Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience Building in Lusophone Africa Project DURATION: Total 4 weeks over June 2018 to August 2018 SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT Head of UN-Habitat HQs Evaluation Unit; Project Manager UN-Habitat... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:24
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Income Management, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97687-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:22
Closing date: Thursday, 5 July 2018 Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P4 Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 22 May 2018-5 July 2018 Job Opening number: 18-HUM-UNHABITAT-96286-R-NAIROBI (X) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:20
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Urban Law, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97286-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:19
Closing date: Friday, 25 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Research Policy Analysis, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 11 May 2018-25 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97282-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values:... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:17
Closing date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 Posting Title: INTERN - Waste Management, I (Temporary Job Opening) Job Code Title: INTERN - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 15 May 2018-29 May 2018 Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNHABITAT-97623-J-NAIROBI (O) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core Values: Integrity,... Read more

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