Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 15:59
This course is aimed at decision-makers who wish to gain an advanced understanding of Sustainable and Innovative Urban Mobility Solutions. You are eligible to apply only if you are a representative of a local, regional or national government, transport operator or transport authority. Learn about innovative public transport solutions from around the globe. Exchange your experience with like-... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 14:01
The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:49
Projects involving slum communities aim to collect and share information on their needs with city policy makers and investors   As people flock to cities around the world in search of work and a better life, municipal authorities are struggling to meet rising demand for housing, jobs, transport, healthcare, food and water. That challenge is made even harder by the stresses of climate change,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:46
The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015 The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Data published on Tuesday by the not-for-profit... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:34
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on 27 February 2018 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HabitatDUTY STATION: NairobiFUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Consultant – Sustainable Urban MobilityDURATION 12 monthsCLOSING DATE: 7 March 2018 BACKGROUNDThe Urban Basic Services Branch (UBSB) of UN-Habitat aims at increasing equitable access to urban basic services which comprise water, sanitation, solid waste... Read more
[ Interaction ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:17
Heidi Johnson-Wright is an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator who lives in Miami. I got in touch with her to hear her perspective on how our cities can better be designed to accommodate people with disabilities. It's not about high-tech wheelchairs or a sidewalk that is exactly 36 inches wide. It's about listening to the needs of your residents and making your city work for everyone... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:16
“As the pace of technological change rapidly accelerates, Cities Outlook 2018 couldn’t be more relevant. The future of work in UK Cities is a subject that will dominate local and national level policy making and is of huge importance in Wakefield and the Key Cities. This report is essential reading for city leaders on what the impact of these changes could mean, as well as for understanding the... Read more
[ Partner ] Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 20:53
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 16:28
The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand. But there’s a long way still to go. In a 2017 joint monitoring report UNICEF and the World Health Organisation noted that more than 844 million people – many of them in sub-Saharan Africa – still don’t have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources. Clean drinking water sources Image... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 15:52
A Boeing engineer once explained to me that aeroplanes do not really exist. These sleek monsters that carry us to the farthest reaches of the planet were, to him, no more than a million parts flying in close formation, not a single one of which was capable of flying by itself. What turns a million parts into an aeroplane is the organization and interconnection of those parts. It would take an... Read more