Urban Themes


[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 - 09:33
Inclusion of all citizens is a challenge to rapidly urbanising societies. Federico Batista Poitier outlines how the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities is an important tool in this regard, providing local governments with a framework that allows them to measure inclusion in their municipalities. With more than half of the population living in cities and towns today, local... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 - 09:18
Migrant workers in cities often experience exclusion and discrimination. Hoang Phuong Thao explains the particular situation of women migrant workers in Vietnam, and why SDG implementation is a great tool for integrating disadvantaged groups into the urban development process. “I have to wake up at 4:30 am every day, 7 days a week to prepare breakfast for my parents-in-law and my little 2-year-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 - 09:03
There is a justifiable push to build more housing, but this pressure should not ignore the benefits of greenery residential areas. Not only for aesthetic or biodiversity reasons. International studies are piling up that link greenness with better health. This year, for example, research in the Journal of the American Heart Association tied reduced heart-disease risk to “neighbourhood greenness”... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 - 08:38
IHE Delft is organizing its 6th session of the international symposium on knowledge and capacity development for the water sector on May 27-29, 2020, in cooperation with the Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance (GWOPA) and other partners. The symposium will bring together scholars, decision-makers and practitioners to discuss the current and future role of capacity development and take a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 - 08:34
Imagine walking over a bright rainbow-coloured crosswalk in Davie Village, Vancouver’s vibrant gaybourhood and then making a turn into a laneway lined with shrubs and shared gardens. Would you be more willing to chat to a stranger en route rather than in an area surrounded by simple, raw concrete constructions? In an experiment involving a walking tour of the city district, cognitive... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:04
Cities have a critical role to play in fighting climate change but hard conversations lie ahead about the best way to achieve the transition to sustainability, according to Harriet Bulkeley, professor of geography at Durham University, UK. What makes cities so pivotal in fighting climate change? ‘It has taken the world quite a long time to realise that greenhouse gas emissions, although they... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:12
In the US, as summer continues, so are the heavy spring rains, and more and more towns and cities in the Midwest are under water. These communities are suffering devastating losses from flooding, with roads and dams damaged, over 62 levees breached or overtopped and hundreds of miles of levees damaged along the Missouri River. Damage to water treatment plants and contamination of wells means that... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 23:37
The “Journal of Public Policy Studies” published by the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, is proud to announce the Call for Papers to a forthcoming Special Issue entitled:“Public Policy: Experiences and Policy Transfers among Various Cultural Backgrounds” (http://kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KES/publications/public_policy_studies/).The abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2019.The manuscript... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:58
We live in an urban world: more than 55 per cent of the world population lives in urban areas today and this number will grow to 68 per cent by 2050. Cities are particularly vulnerable to Climate Change as the concentrate large populations and a centres for the national economy and social-economic development. In order to build the climate resilience of the national population and economy,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:33
DESCRIPTION International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks applications from suitable candidates for a short-term assignment within the Program Management Office (PMO). Duties and Responsibilities Staff Time Allocation Verify the SAP budget with Project Code Request (PCR). Verify the SAP budget with the donor agreement. Check the staff rates in the donor agreement - whether the rates are... Read more