Urban Themes


[ News ] Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019 - 08:34
What can Australia learn about creating more sustainable, functional cities from the ancient Romans? A fair bit according to urban planner and history enthusiast Dr Shane Geha. One lesson we can learn from the Romans, according to the managing director of EG Urban Planning Dr Shane Geha, is how to manage density. He says endless urban sprawl is a “bad thing” for amenity, functionality and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:08
Ref. No. : AOC/CFP/PHI/2019/001 The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in the Philippines invites existing and/or new prospective partners who share common goals and objectives with us to submit a firm offer for the implementation of the livelihood component of the Rebuilding Marawi through Community- Driven Shelter and Livelihood Project. This Call for Proposal (CFP)... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 08:36
Many cities in Europe and around the world have developed SUMPs, while numerous European Union funded projects and programmes have contributed valuable knowledge that helped cities to develop this new generation of mobility plans. An entire community of practice has formed around Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning: A wealth of good practices are being shared by practitioners, numerous (mostly)... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 15:29
About United Nations University For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 15:25
Role Purpose: To support the department in advising management and staff on strategy and long-range interventions on portfolio, policy, operations and strategic partnerships. To support in conceiving, developing and promoting innovations in Bank Policy, operational procedures, project/program design in organization and management of operations in Urban Development in IsDB member countries. To... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 15:21
Contract type: Fixed-term contract until end January 2020.  Mission of the Department: ●               To engage audiences across the globe to accelerate conservation impact and to build the WWF brand.●               To ensure a coherent ‘One Brand, One Voice’ by integrating and supporting the communications functions across the network (Practices, NOs and POs)●               To facilitate and... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 15:14
Organisational Overview:The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:32
The transformation of cities and regions into smarter and more sustainable places starts with planning. Choosing the right mix of digital innovation and disruptive and clean technologies creates value and contributes to the environmental protection while ensuring social justice. SSPCR is a high-level international communication platform for academics, researchers, professionals, and decision-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:14
ational governments must step in to help towns and cities finance the green infrastructure revolution, argue Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan   There is a desperate demand for investment in urban infrastructure. At least a billion city dwellers worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, decent housing or reliable electricity. Plus the global urban population is projected to grow by a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 09:03
While car parking was a non-negotiable amenity for baby boomers, it is an eyesore to millennials and the up-and-coming iGen. Newer generations want more city and fewer cars. Globally, scrapping car parking is the latest trend in urban planning.  Between 2010 and 2015, Philadelphia removed 3,000 off-street parking spaces from its city centre. Copenhagen is following the same path. Zurich has... Read more