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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:36
The accelerating process of urbanisation is acknowledged today as a crucial and complex policy issue, and for which the repercussions go beyond traditional city boundaries into national and global concerns. The challenges of climate resilience or vulnerability, environmental sustainability or degradation, social equity or turmoil, economic competitiveness or decline, all converge in urban areas,... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 - 14:47
The Urban Mobility Summit will be held during Autonomy, 16 – 17 October 2019. It explores the exciting big-picture ideas in mobility that will contribute to combating climate change and pollution while decreasing congestion. Taking place on the Main Stage, a limited number of Summit Passes on sale will encourage a unique intimacy that is not present in any other large-scale mobility... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 - 14:30
The 2019 World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit Competition challenges young social entrepreneurs to submit innovative proposals for scalable enterprises that leverage smart technology to build sustainable and inclusive cities that will serve the needs of 1 million people by 2030. We want to hear from young changemakers across the globe on how we can leverage the growth of cities for more... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 09:08
Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security. The impacts of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:37
Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), is a biennial international urban forum to be organized by Marmara Municipalities Union for the first time on 1-3 October 2019 for three days at Istanbul Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. MARUF will gather professionals from cities, national, regional and local governments, private sector, NGOs, universities and other stakeholders that play a crucial role in the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:18
As a prelude to a decade in which much is at stake, the Local and Regional Governments Forum represents an opportunity to take stock of the lessons learned until now, and to explore new ways in which successful local, national and international policies can be scaled up. This Forum will collaborate closely and create substantive connections to the cities and local action dimension of the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:18
World Habitat Day, observed on the first Monday of October each year, supports UN-Habitat’s mission towards transformative change in cities and human settlements – to leave no one and no place behind. Building on last year’s theme “Municipal Solid Waste Management” UN-Habitat is this year promoting the contribution of innovative frontier technologies to sustainable waste management to achieve... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:14
Events during the UNECE Sustainable Cities Week 2019 will discuss progress and challenges related to the implementation of recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter for Sustainable Housing. National and local Government representatives from the fifty-six UNECE member States, as well as representatives of... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Friday, September 6, 2019 - 11:04
The World Metropolitan Day is held every year on the 7th of October and is a unique opportunity for leaders across the world to grant visibility to different metropolitan realities, enabling them to share the challenges and opportunities they are faced with when attempting to provide a higher quality of life for their citizens   We live in a metropolitan world, where urban areas are constantly... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 14:40
EVENT OVERVIEW Future of Housing and Urban Development Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Hosts the Third Arab Forum for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (AMFHUDIII) in cooperation with the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the League of... Read more