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[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:55
Website World Cities Day Description The purpose of Word Cities Day is to attract the international community’s attention to urbanization as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges towards sustainable urban development. The Global Observance of World Cities Day on every 31 of October, is hosted by a different... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:42
Website 9th Africities Summit Location Kisumu, Kenya Description Theme: The role of Africa's intermediary cities in the implementation of the UN's Agenda 2030 and the African Union's Agenda 2063
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:37
Website IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition - Water for smart liveable cities Venue Copenhagen, Denmark Description Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 03:32
The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will highlight a state of informed preparedness that provides us with the opportunity to anticipate change, correct the course of action if necessary, and become more knowledgeable on the different possibilities that the future of cities offers. It also illuminates the ways that policy, strategies and actions can promote... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:02
What is a smart city? The answer depends on who you ask. Solutions providers will tell you it’s smart parking, smart lighting or anything to do with technology. City officials may say it’s about conducting city business online, such as searching records or applying for permits. City residents may tell you it’s the ease of getting around, or about crime reduction. Everyone is right. A smart city,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:58
For women, the phenomena of urbanization and the growth of city slums have unique causes and unique consequences. The reasons why women move into informal settlements and the specific challenges they face once they arrive have been largely unaddressed by academic scholars, policymakers, and others.  Data on women and urbanization is limited [8]. The primary “drivers” for women’s migration to the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:56
Many cities in the U.S. and around the world have started the process of transformation from analog to smart and sustainable. The process tends to start with the implementation of a series of independent infrastructure systems connected to a digitally linked network. Yet, the transformation process for cities is still in its early stages. Many cities and communities have taken different... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:54
Officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have approved plans to move forward with a detailed list of pedestrian safety measures, including establishing Vision Zero funding. The speed-reduction subcommittee of the city’s Transportation Commission released a set of recommendations last week, MLive reports. The Commission unanimously voted to accept the recommendations, so they’ll be moving to City Council... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:46
There's a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. On Wednesday, this year's International Day of Forests encourages urban areas to invest in green spaces. To get a clearer picture of which cities have the most tree coverage today, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:33
In Cities of Tomorrow, a textbook commonly used to teach the history of urban planning, Peter Hall espoused the contributions of Ebenezer Howard, Le Corbusier, and other heroic male figures of urbanism. As for women, he told the reader: “There were, alas, almost no founding mothers.” It would be more accurate to say that women are and always have been part of urbanism, but their contributions... Read more

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