Urban Themes

[ 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
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:15
The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from existing or prospective Implementing Partners that wish to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to achieving common objectives as outlined below and subsequently agreed in an Agreement of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:08
Closing date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 Grade Location Singapore Recruitment Type International Hire Language Requirement English [Essential] Closing Date 04-Apr-2018 Background / General description Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2014, the WBG committed $65.6 billion in loans, grants, equity... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:05
Closing date: Sunday, 8 April 2018 Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 6 year(s) experience SB4 Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC) Posting Type External Bureau: Europe & the CIS Contract Duration: Initial 12-month contract with possibility for extension As this position is under Service Contract modality, only applicants with Montenegrin nationality or valid working... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:45
This report offers a menu of federal recommendations organized into five chapters focusing on infrastructure, housing, economic development and public safety. Each chapter includes a set of strategies, background on the issue, explanations of the role of the Federal Government, listing of potential allies in advocating for the recommendations, and relevant examples of current or previous local,... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 15:00
Real estate sector has been booming exponentially in the last decade, expanding city limits and boundaries further. With a huge influx of working population, it also affects the cost of living and liveability and as per the trends, the numbers are bound to only increase in the coming years making Indian cities amongst few of the most expensive cities for real estate investment. 1. Mumbai – India’... Read more

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