Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:15
Vietnam stands out as one of the most dynamic emerging countries in the East Asia and Pacific region. Since major reforms in the 1990s, the country has experienced an annual average growth rate of 6-7 percent, and extreme poverty rate has fallen from over 50 percent to 3 percent. Yet, the rapid growth and decentralization process have brought significant pressure on provincial governments in... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:13
With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. Yet, although its cities are, on average, more productive than those elsewhere in the world, their productivity lags that of North American and Western European cities. Closing this gap provides LAC with the opportunity to raise living standards and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:40
The aim of The State of African Cities 2018: The geography of African investment report is to contribute to development policies that can turn African cities into more attractive, competitive and resilient foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations. Attracting global FDI is highly competitive and crosses various geographic scales, therefore regional cooperation by cities and nations is critical... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 16:16
This Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level, including in crisis-prone cities. The Action supports national and local disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation strategies focusing on building local capacities in crisis-... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 - 14:40
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation RE-ADVERTISEMENT   Preparation of the National Strategic Action Plan (NSAP) of the Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for Rwanda                                          Date first published:  26 June 2018 Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 3 July... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:34
Closing date: Thursday, 26 July 2018 Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3 Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements Department/ Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme Duty Station: CAIRO Posting Period: 12 June 2018-26 July 2018 Job Opening number: 18-HUM-UNHABITAT-96745-R-CAIRO (X) Staffing Exercise ID: N/A United Nations Core... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:29
Social Development Planner Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 25 June 2018 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 14 June 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Nairobi FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Social Development Planner Consultant DURATION 10 months CLOSING DATE: 25 June 2018 Background UN-Habitat, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is the agency for human settlements in the United... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:10
Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri said that Smart City Centres are helping in improved and efficient delivery of services that are provided by the government, while speaking at a consultative committee meeting in Surat, Gujrat. In an official press release, the Ministry stated that the Smart City Centre project that was launched on 25 June 2015 is a component of the ... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:59
Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) has been appointed by the UN Habitat to host the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) in Mumbai. This event is also part sponsored by the Swedish Institute, post the Stockholm Gender Equality Forum. It is in partnership with Developmatrix, The Urban Vision, Tata Capital, ISDI, The US Consulate Mumbai and BMW Foundation. This event is in 2 parts -21 June - Open to public... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:29
With over 22 million refugees around the world, displaced on average for over 10 years, policymakers are looking for more sustainable solutions to refugee crises.[1] One promising approach is to expand economic opportunities for refugees in developing countries, which host 85 percent of the world’s refugees.[2] In recent years, governments, donors, and private sector actors have been finding... Read more