Urban Themes

[ Partner ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 16:16
[ Interaction ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 16:07
Authors: Franz Gatzweiler, Executive director of the URBAN HEALTH AND WELLBEING: A SYSTEMS APPROACH Programme of the International Council for Science (ICSU), Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China Email: gatzweiler02@gmail.com Jieling Liu, PhD candidate in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 14:20
The San Francisco Bay Area’s flood risk maps, produced by FEMA, use satellite radar to calculate city-by-city threats. One thing they don’t take into account, however: Bay-side cities aren’t just vulnerable to melting ice caps. They’re also sinking — sometimes at a rate of about a half-inch per year. That’s the alarming conclusion from researchers at UC Berkeley and Arizona State University.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:46
According to the World Bank’s recent report, over half of the world’s population is unable to access basic health services. This is a stark reminder of the persistent inequity that exists across the globe, and reiterates the urgency of accelerating progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) as a key driver of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. No doubt, there have been... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:34
It's been over a year now since all 193 countries of the United Nations adopted by acclamation the "New Urban Agenda," the outcome document of the Habitat III conference held in October 2016. The historic nature of that achievement is hard to over-state: for the first time, we have a world-wide agreement embracing walkable mixed use, mixed transportation modes, polycentric regions, diversity and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:30
Last summer, the 100 Resilient Cities network of resilience practitioners, partners and experts gathered in New York at our Global Summit to assess the state of urban resilience, and our progress toward helping cities adapt and evolve in the face of 21st Century challenges. During our opening program, I invited Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director for the World Bank Group’s Social, Urban, Rural,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:28
Architects in San Diego and Columbus are facilitating efforts through collaboration and community engagement By 2050 the United Nations predicts that 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, a startling projection that carries many implications for the natural and built environments. In 2016, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, or Habitat III,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:03
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-Habitat, is the UN agency for... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:01
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat / UNISDR DUTY STATION: Home-based FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Joint Mid-Term Evaluation of The Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Project DURATION: Total 8 weeks over April 2018 to July 2018From April 2018 SUPERVISORS / REPORTING ARRANGEMENT Head of UN-Habitat HQs Evaluation Unit; Project Manager UN-Habitat and Project Manager UNISDR MISSIONS TO... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:59
The national urban-rural divide narrative is one that touts (or bemoans) the all-consuming growth of our nation’s largest cities and laments rural communities as devoid of economic potential. But this isn't the whole story.  In a challenge to the conventional narrative, Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide finds that stronger links between urban and rural areas are key to spurring local,... Read more