Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 14:15
Dysfunctional systems will continue frustrating our quest for building future cities in Kenya. And this explains largely the reluctance by Kenyans to adopt such government plans as the housing policy for public servants, because many times, public-led programmes either lack or ignore proper planning. Our cities are facing huge planning challenges, and many are barely able to support a decent... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 14:12
The impacts of climate change are already being felt across the Pacific, considered to be one of the world’s most-at-risk regions. Small island developing states are mandated extra support under the Paris Agreement. Many are classified as least developed countries, allowing them special access to development funding and loans. Analysis of climate change adaptation projects in the Pacific shows... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:37
The built environment currently accounts for 40 percent of the world’s energy use, meaning buildings and cities have the potential to make the biggest impact in reducing carbon emissions globally. Climate reports over the last six months have made clear that time isn’t on our side. Climate change is not something that is going to happen far into the future–it is happening now. The research shows... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:21
All over the world, governments, institutions and businesses are combining technologies for gathering data, enhancing communications and sharing information, with urban infrastructure, to create smart cities. One of the main goals of these efforts is to make city living more efficient and productive – in other words, to speed things up. Yet for citizens, this growing addiction to speed can be... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 16:15
Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN) has released a new publication with data on forced evictions collected by HLRN’s National Eviction and Displacement Observatory. Forced Evictions in India in 2018: An Unabating National Crisis reveals that government authorities, in both the central and state spheres, forcefully evicted, at a minimum, 202,233 people across urban and rural India... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 15:26
Local and regional governments are invited to participate in the UCLG Peace Prize, which rewards every three years the successful initiatives of local governments around the world to implement conflict prevention, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction strategies. a conflict, and to encourage others to do the same. In addition, it aims to attract the attention of the international... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 15:17
Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration Around the globe, between countries, from city to city, or to the other side of town, good transport infrastructure and efficient mobility services bring people together and goods to their markets. The connectivity that transport provides widens horizons and opens up opportunities. It builds stronger communities and expands their reach. It... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 15:13
WHEN: 9th June 2019 – 12th June 2019 all-day WHERE: Stockholmsmässan Mässvägen 1125 30 ÄlvsjöSweden CONTACT:  Event website  UITP has a long history spanning more than 130 years, with each edition we have strived to provide you with an event that will give you the tools to address the many challenges faced by our ever-changing sector. Covering all urban and regional transport modes across... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:14
Future climate projections indicate that, in addition to other impacts, there could be a decrease in food security from a global level to the local level, especially among developing countries. In Africa agriculture accounts for 65 percent of the employment and 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), but poverty remains high in rural areas where most of the population depends on... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 17:47
Seeking an integrated approach In 2018, Lao PDR suffered its most costly floods in a decade. Heavy rains from two tropical cyclones were compounded by the collapse of a saddle dam in Attapeu province, which caused flash floods. Overall, more than 600,000 people across the country were affected, and 64 people lost their lives. The destruction of farms and microenterprises, along with the... Read more