Urban Themes

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:46
There's a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. On Wednesday, this year's International Day of Forests encourages urban areas to invest in green spaces. To get a clearer picture of which cities have the most tree coverage today, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:15
The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from existing or prospective Implementing Partners that wish to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in-kind contributions, supplies and/or equipment) to achieving common objectives as outlined below and subsequently agreed in an Agreement of... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:08
Closing date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 Grade Location Singapore Recruitment Type International Hire Language Requirement English [Essential] Closing Date 04-Apr-2018 Background / General description Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2014, the WBG committed $65.6 billion in loans, grants, equity... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:05
Closing date: Sunday, 8 April 2018 Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 6 year(s) experience SB4 Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC) Posting Type External Bureau: Europe & the CIS Contract Duration: Initial 12-month contract with possibility for extension As this position is under Service Contract modality, only applicants with Montenegrin nationality or valid working... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:45
This report offers a menu of federal recommendations organized into five chapters focusing on infrastructure, housing, economic development and public safety. Each chapter includes a set of strategies, background on the issue, explanations of the role of the Federal Government, listing of potential allies in advocating for the recommendations, and relevant examples of current or previous local,... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 15:00
Real estate sector has been booming exponentially in the last decade, expanding city limits and boundaries further. With a huge influx of working population, it also affects the cost of living and liveability and as per the trends, the numbers are bound to only increase in the coming years making Indian cities amongst few of the most expensive cities for real estate investment. 1. Mumbai – India’... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:27
Meeting of the Minds brings together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share knowledge and build lasting alliances. We’re a small non-profit making a big impact in the future of sustainable, equitable, and networked cities. Through the generous support of our private, public, and philanthropic partners, we are able to deliver a range of programs – from our Annual Summit each fall, to... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:06
Description Senior Associate ( Electric Vehicles Infrastructure ) - Cities Program Location: Bangalore/Mumbai/ New Delhi India Institution Overview WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:33
In Cities of Tomorrow, a textbook commonly used to teach the history of urban planning, Peter Hall espoused the contributions of Ebenezer Howard, Le Corbusier, and other heroic male figures of urbanism. As for women, he told the reader: “There were, alas, almost no founding mothers.” It would be more accurate to say that women are and always have been part of urbanism, but their contributions... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 08:12
In the Philippines, New Clark City seeks to shake up urban planning by uniting government, business and the public - and proving resilience can be cost-effective   CLARK, Philippines, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - He may never set foot in New Clark City, but taxi driver Edgard Labitag hopes the Philippines' first green, disaster-resilient, high-tech metropolis will ease the pressure on... Read more