Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:35
Our societies and our environment are undergoing change at a pace and on a scale never before seen in human history. With over 80% of global trade and some nine billion tonnes of goods passing through them, port cities are set to be at the crossroads of traffic in goods, data and people for some time to come. The challenges facing those looking to shape the port cities of the future are... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:21
TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:06
Over the last few decades, hydraulic and hydrologic modelers have dramatically increased our understanding of urban watersheds; namely the built wastewater and stormwater infrastructure within their respective urban environments. These models have been manually tuned and calibrated using data from flow meters and other sensors, and adjusting available software knobs and levers to improve model... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 08:38
In 2018 Singapore retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for the fifth consecutive year in a top ten that is largely split between Asia and Europe. Seoul is the only other city in the top ten that has maintained its ranking from the previous year. In the rest of Asia, Hong Kong and Sydney join Singapore and Seoul in the top ten. Low inflation has pushed Tokyo and Osaka out of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 16:08
Recovering water, energy, nutrients and other precious materials embedded in wastewater is an opportunity for cities to transition to the circular economy and contribute to improved water security. The call comes from a new report on reuse opportunities by the International Water Association and OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development). Titled, The Reuse Opportunity: Cities seizing the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:41
Closing date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME To promote a healthier environment, intensify primary prevention and influence public policies in all sectors so as to address the root causes of environmental threats to health. To develop and implement headquarters functions and to support WHO Regional and Country Offices in working with countries towards implementation of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:36
CONSULTANCY JOB OPENING Issued on: 20th February 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: Nairobi PROJECT: Future Saudi Cities Programme FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant - Urban Economy and Municipal Finance CLOSING DATE: 22 March 2018 START DATE Immediately END DATE: 31st December 2018 BACKGROUND The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:13
Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain by John Vidal The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to dirt, and fields to forest. There are few buildings over six floors high and not many... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 15:00
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme DUTY STATION Nairobi/ Kenya (with travel to Somalia) FUNCTIONAL TITLE Legal Specialist – Urban legislation, land and human rights, CONTRACT TYPE Consultant POST DURATION 6 months CLOSING DATE 21 March 2018   BACKGROUND Several regions of Somalia, and the country, as a whole, other regions of Somalia, have been... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 - 14:55
Urban development changes storm patterns and rainfall amounts, two new papers suggest. The research highlights the need for urban planning and infrastructure design that considers how the landscape will affect the weather. In two separate papers, teams led by Dev Niyogi, Indiana state climatologist and professor in the agronomy and earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences departments at... Read more

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