Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 16:05
Reference Number:190547 Position Level :AS 6 Department :Private Sector Operations Department Division :Risk Analytics Unit Location :Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted :Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Closing Date : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) Important Information Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 15:47
Cities Investment Platform @ WUF10 The 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) will be a momentous occasion for all stakeholders in sustainable urbanization to come together, join forces and build new partnerships. The Cities Investment Platform, launched at WUF10, aims to bring together cities with investors, foster new partnerships and provide opportunities to make sustainable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 15:41
Annie Haigler steps out of her home in Louisville, Ky., pulling a handkerchief out of her pocket to dab sweat off her forehead. She enjoys sitting on her porch, especially to watch the sunrise. She has always been a morning person.  But as the day progresses, the heat can be unbearable for her. On summer days like this, when highs reach into the 90s, the lack of trees in her neighborhood is hard... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 15:29
In recent decades, cities in decline have focused on revitalizing their downtown centers to achieve a new renaissance. But for cities to thrive in coming decades, they may just have to change their approach: starting downtown. That was the consensus of a panel of investors, academics, consultants, and urban planners at the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum in Yunnan, China. Asked what the ideal... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 15:24
What's happening: Later this month the city center of London will be car-free for the day. More than 12 miles of roads in the English capital will be closed off from vehicles in an effort to encourage citizens to choose greener modes of transportation. Though the car-free day is largely symbolic, London has joined other cities around the world looking at permanent ways to dramatically decrease... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 14:58
Here’s one way to understand the story of biking in Sevilla, Spain: It went from having about as much biking as Oklahoma City to having about as much biking as Portland, Oregon. It did this over the course of four years. Speaking last week at the PlacesForBikes conference, one of the masterminds of that transition — which is only now becoming widely known in the United States — filled in some of... 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
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:45
The World Urban Forum, which is convened by UN-Habitat, is the world’s most important conference on cities. As a non-legislative forum open to all, it provides the opportunity for thousands of participants involved in all aspects of urbanization to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed In 2020, WUF will be hosted for the first time by an Arab nation – Abu... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:33
The liveability survey quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual's lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide and provides a profile for each country. Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Source: The Economist This article is... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:01
Cities all over the world are facing major crises – from failing services and mounting inequalities, to climate emergencies. And arts and culture have a surprisingly critical role in tackling these kind of urban challenges. Festivals create exciting spaces to experience art, music, culture and film. At their best, they perform a transformative role in society, celebrating traditions and... Read more