Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 16:59
The New Urban Agenda sets ambitious sustainability objectives for cities of all sizes. At the 9th World Urban Forum, IIED worked with local governments on how to deliver against the wide-ranging goals. Alexandra Norodom reflects on the power of inclusive processes. Cities need to become more sustainable, inclusive and resilient; the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted at the 2016 Habitat III... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 - 16:58
Through the International Conferences of Local and Regional Authorities on Water, held during each World Water Forum, the World Water Council and its long-standing partners such as United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance (GWOPA)/UN-Habitat are working with local governments to strengthen the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:39
With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests. “How we manage forests will determine how we meet this demand,” said Manoel Sobral Filho, Director of the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 17:35
Position Title: Programs Coordinator. Reporting to: Director of Operations Location: Kampala District Working Hours: approx. 8 hours per day starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Thursday) 9:00am- 2:00pm on Friday. WHY TEENS UGANDA: TEENS Uganda is a local non-profit organization for youth development whose major concern is to empower the young people in Uganda to make positive life-choices.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 13:39
The National Youth Congress (NYC2018) will be hosted in Kampala at Ndejje University 25-27 July, 2018 focusing on the role of youth in advocating for good governance that leads to the implementation  of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) and the National Green Growth Development Agenda (NGGDA).  The National Youth Congress (NYC) is an initiative of TEENS Uganda working with a consortium of... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:27
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 16:19
Conflict and civilisational threats likely unless action is taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands and reservoirs More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water. The comprehensive annual study warns of conflict and civilisational... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 15:30
The global demand for water has been increasing at a rate of about 1% per year over the past decades as a function of population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns, among other factors, and it will continue to grow significantly over the foreseeable future. Industrial and domestic demand for water will increase much faster than agricultural demand, although agriculture... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:27
Thanks to drastic increases in crop yields and the falling need for manual farm labor, a mass migration towards cities started in the years following the Industrial Revolution. This phenomenon first originated in developed economies as people moved to work in factories that produced consumer goods at a scale never before seen. Then in the 1950s, developing economies started to follow suit.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 14:15
Over the last year or so there have been several notable news stories about water shortages. The most severe is the situation in Cape Town, which has been living with the prospect of ‘day zero’, when the taps run dry. Nairobi is another African city under pressure, holding out for a decent rainy season to top up the falling water levels at the dams that supply the city. Last year California... Read more

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