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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:12
U.S. cities could learn a thing or two from Cuba and Argentina when it comes to urban farming. During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for an estimated one out of eight Americans, food insecurity is a near-term risk. In California, where I teach,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 09:21
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[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:03
The Cities Alliance Innovation Programme has launched a Call for Proposals to award small grants for community organisations working on innovative ways to improve tenure security, property and land rights in African cities.   The Secure Tenure in African Cities initiative The Secure Tenure in African Cities: Micro Funds for Community Innovation initiative will address the connection between the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:57
Are you part of a Community-Led Habitat Project, implementing an innovative housing and urban upgrading solution in Africa? Are you a young person living in an informal settlement? Have you made a film to draw attention to your settlement and how to overcome its challenges? We invite you to learn more about the Community-Led Habitat Awards 2019 on Slum Dweller International’s website here and to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:36
The information age has transformed society in the last three decades thanks to the rapid adoption of innovative technology. While the economy in aggregate has benefited from this technological and social change, its unintended consequences have made cities more fragile. Much like cracks making a windshield more fragile, urban fragility comes about when government and individuals fracture or... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:26
Departments of Transportation are finding ways to get things done faster, cheaper, and better. The pace of improvement and modernization is accelerating. But can this be sustained? Building a culture of innovation may be the key to continuous improvement – and the top imperative for public transportation agencies today. From automated cars that drive us and may get us closer to zero fatalities,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:13
Description Position at World Resources Institute   WRI Overview World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:11
Description Position at World Resources Institute   WRI Overview World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:08
Bonn, Germany, 11 February 2019 – Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award. The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action. Winning... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:58
Savills Tech Cities index measures 30 cities from around the world against 100 individual metrics, ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment through to the cost of a flat white coffee, to establish which cities are the most successful homes for tech and start-up companies SUMMARY Savills Tech Cities are important centres for tech in their region and VC investment hotspots.... Read more

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