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[ Event ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 15:19
World Bank, the World Land Tool Network, UN-HABITAT, the League of Arab States and the Arab Space Survey Federation, will be pleased to announce the first Arab Land Management Conference hosted by the Department of Land and Property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26-28 February 2018 . Please find out more about our participating organizations here participating organizations The aim of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:21
Humanitarian crises, manifest through displacement and disasters, are increasingly striking urban settings. And with more than 50 per cent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, there are many lives at stake. The reality of growing cities, with existing deficits in infrastructure and services leading to marginalised populations, means that accumulated risks can easily tip into... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:49
Brussels, Munich and Gothenburg have each received awards from EUROCITIES, during the city network’s annual conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for best practices within the circular economy field. Innovation Brussels Capital Region was awarded Innovation prize for its initiative, ‘Be Circular, Be Brussels’, which supports entrepreneurs, startups and businesses in the development of innovative ‘... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:45
Urbanization is a fact of modern life, but that doesn’t necessarily mean city dwellers are abandoning nature. The UN predicts two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. As people come to terms with the dramatic increase in urbanized areas and the corresponding loss of wildlife, there is a growing focus on how to improve urban biodiversity. While the move towards... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:28
The health hazards of atmospheric pollution have become a major concern in Britain and around the world. Much less is known about its effects in the past. But economic historians have come up with new ways of shedding light on this murky subject. In the early industrial age, Britain was famous for its dark satanic mills. And the industrial revolution, which did so much to raise income and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:14
Glaciers in Greenland are melting at an increasingly rapid pace, partially due to rising global temperatures caused by human activity. Though Greenland and Antarctica are far from cities like New York and London, the melting glaciers in both regions are expected to raise sea levels enough to change many of the world's coastlines. But different glacial systems will affect different cities to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:56
By Carl Manlan At least two people were killed in recent flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, eight in Durban, South Africa, and 15 in Rubanda, Uganda. Floods are becoming a regular phenomenon in African cities. While climate change contributes to this wave of extreme weather, poor city planning and design, old infrastructure, and a lack of urban policy for slums are also to blame. Until the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:54
Studies that quantify how urban places affect human, economic, and environmental wellness are essential to building the political will for change. “Reconciliation is making peace with reality, our ideals, and the gap in between,” via Her Honour, Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Much of our work at PlaceMakers is about redirecting the trajectory of where we are headed with the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:30
We’re living in tight times. Cities across the country are dealing with strapped budgets, fiscal uncertainty, and a lack of political will to raise taxes to fund capital projects. Despite this, cities are becoming thriving hubs for innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative public policy. Young people are flocking to cities in hopes of better opportunity in their careers. And as cities... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:04
20th September, Barcelona – Under the theme, Empower Cities, Empower people, the 2017 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress (#SCEWC17) took place this month in Barcelona. UN-Habitat signed an agreement with the event organizers through which the programme will become a strategic partner in this and future editions of the global event. For UN-Habitat, this partnership is an opportunity to... Read more