Urban Themes

[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:44
By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action. The publication provides a snapshot on how waste generation and management varies across income levels and regions, and shares good... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:00
The third edition of Urban ARC, the Annual Research Conference of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will be held from 10 – 12 January 2019, at the IIHS Bengaluru City Campus. The theme for the 2019 edition is ‘City and the Region’. Scholarship on the relationship between cities and their surrounding regions has a long history, dating back at least to MacKinner’s conceptualisation... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 14:32
Transforming ACP cities, leaving no one behind engaging in large scale investments in slums Our 3rd ACP/EC/UN-Habitat International Tripartite Conference will take place in Brussels between November 14th and 16th 2018. The conference will assemble ministers, mayors, civil society and community leaders, NGOs, academia, private sector, research institutions, regional development bodies and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:09
By 2050, the UN (United Nations) estimates 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, meaning an additional 2.5 billion people will rely on the infrastructure of the world’s largest cities. But roads, bridges, and electrical grids aren’t the only types of infrastructure we need in order to accommodate the influx of people living in our cities. Ensuring citizens can connect with one... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:53
At the moment cities typically designate a single purpose for a piece of land SEATTLE - Cities will have to embrace "agility" to adapt land use to the flexible needs that new technological innovations will require, the World Economic Forum said in a report released on Wednesday. At the moment cities typically designate a single purpose for a piece of land - such as a public road or a lot for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:46
“Peoria should be proud today. We’re standing on a piece of property that was vacant for a lot of years, and we’re seeing crops grow… and we’re talking about them growing from stormwater.” Everyone gathered at today’s Well Farm at Voris Field Ribbon Cutting ceremony knows the stakes. Peoria is one of nearly 800 U.S. cities whose infrastructure spills raw sewage to its waterways and must yield to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:15
Making cities livable requires planners and developers to focus on people rather than cars and highrise buildings. That was the message from Danish architect Jan Gehl, and several others speakers, as the city’s business, development and planning communities gathered at a half-day conference hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. Gehl, 82, established an international reputation as... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:12
Innovators working in the mobility sector are providing a wealth of new data for cities to help them better utilise existing infrastructure. Companies such as Miovision, Geotab, Moovit and VIA, presented their findings and insights to 19 city mobility leaders during the 12th 20-20 Cities meeting, hosted by Portland. “Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the air traffic control tower for smart cities... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:25
The world is urbanizing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming life at an unprecedented rate. Cities must be “agile” – able to move quickly and easily – to enable their citizens to thrive. Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, unpacks the concept of agility and introduces guidelines for measuring agility in key areas of city life. Building on their... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:53
Today, more than half of humanity lives in urban areas. Cities are a near-ubiquitous reality of all global challenges, from climate change to pandemics, inequality, cybersecurity and terrorism. Yet what political implications does urbanisation have on the way we govern our built environment, and international relations? The ‘planetary extent of urbanisation now links infrastructurally the faith... Read more

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