Urban Themes

[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:54
Greencities is the meeting point of all the agents involved in Smart Cities construction. It is the forum to talk about future cities, and it is an initiative shared among institutions, municipalities, businesses and professionals focused on the projection of sustainable and smart cities. It is possible to create projects, establish contacts, offer services, share experiences and obtain... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:50
12 - 13 April 2018 Vienna, Austria Organisers: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and City of Vienna Languages: English, German and Russian The Conference will discuss the progress in achieving access to affordable and decent housing for all through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter on... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:16
Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:14
Description Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:12
WRI Overview World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:10
World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address six critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:41
As the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Lucy Bellamy is no stranger to providing gardeners with aspirational planting advice. But as someone with a small garden behind a terraced house in a Lincolnshire town, she is all too aware of the limits of a more humble plot. Her book, Brilliant and Wild: A Garden From Scratch in a Year, offers urban gardeners that elusive thing: year-round interest and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:28
Two Purdue University studies show that urbanization changes storm patterns and rainfall amounts, highlighting 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 departments of Agronomy and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:20
It has long been known that installing white roofs helps reduce heat buildup in cities. But new research indicates that making surfaces more light-reflecting can have a significant impact on lowering extreme temperatures – not just in cities, but in rural areas as well.   ummers in the city can be extremely hot — several degrees hotter than in the surrounding countryside. But recent research... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018 - 13:32
rbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and deurbanisation in some countries and numerous cities are becoming serious problems for which no good solutions exist at present. People have steadily moved from rural to urban areas to improve their standard of living as well as quality of life. In 1950, 30% of world population was urban. A... Read more

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